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Ferryboat - YFB-66
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-639 (1956 - 1958)
Landing Ship Utility - LSU-639 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-639 (1943 - 1949)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 6 June 1944, Normandy) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign (1) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 20 December 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 25 January 1944
Delivered, 29 January 1944
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-639 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Redesignated Utility Landing Ship LSU-639 in 1949
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-639, 15 April 1956
Redesignated Ferryboat YFB-66, 18 May 1958
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-639 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, disposed of, 1 August 1971, in support of fleet training exercise
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
limiting 3' 9"
maximum navigation 5'
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
gun shields 10lbs
Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
three propellers, 675shp
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||YFB-66 moored, pierside, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the from US Navy Memorial.
There is no history record for LCT(6)-639 / YFB-66 available at Navsource.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 29 June 2018
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