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YFB-65 (Ferryboat)
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LCT-611 (Landing Craft Tank)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down 20 November 1943, at Pidegon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 21 December 1943
  • Delivered, 30 December 1943
  • During World War II LCT-611 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    European-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • Redesignated Ferryboat YFB-65, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, 1 June 1971 in support of fleet training exercises
  • LCT-611 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 5' (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LCT-611
    LCT-149 88k View of "Omaha" Beach following emplacement of the "Gooseberry" breakwater of sunken ships, circa mid-June 1944. Construction operations are underway in the foreground, with two bulldozers at work. The old British battleship Centurion, sunk as part of the breakwater, is visible in the center. Landing craft present at or near the shoreline include (from center to left): LCT-149; British LCT-2043 (marked "U.S."); British LCT-1024; LCT-413 and LCT-611. The British LCT-1024 is somewhat off shore, in the right center, headed toward the right. This view forms the left half of a panorama.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-258260 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center web site
    LCT-611 166k Wrecked landing craft during the Normandy storm of 21 June 1944. British LCP(L)-556 is at left. The British LBK-7 (with a large "Food" sign displayed) is in the center. LCT-611 is in the right distance. In the right foreground is an oil-spattered LCVP. Photo from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the US National Archives. Photo #: SC 193917 Robert Hurst
    YFB-65
    LCT-611 151k YFB-65 moored, pierside at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, date unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Bram Risseeuw
    LCT-611 161k YFB-65 operating as a car and passenger ferry at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay between the main base and the air station.
    For Research Only, ©Photo by Hank Walker "Time & Life pictures/Getty images", Feb 01,1960
    Bram Risseeuw

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-611 / YFB-65 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 17 June 2011