LCM David Nicholson

Seven Mile Beach, GRAND CAYMAN
GPS: 19°21’37.7”N, 81°23’57.1”W

The LCM David Nicholson was a U.S. Navy landing craft that was believed to have been used in the Korean War. She was purchased as an artificial reef and named after David Nicholson – a French Canadian divemaster who worked at Sunset House and passed away in 1989. LCM stands for Landing Craft Mechanized, or Landing Craft Mechanical, and describes the type of vessel that came to prominence during the Second World War for landing troops and military equipment during amphibious assaults, such as the D-Day landings. Similar designs are still in use today.