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LCT-639 (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 (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 and placed in service, 29 January 1944
During World War II LCT-639 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
Redesignated Ferryboat YFB-66, 18 May 1958
Placed out of service, date unknown
Final Disposition, disposed of, 1 August 1971, in support of fleet training exercise
LCT-639 earned one battle star for World War II service
|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"
Draft 5' (max)
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
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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||YFB-66 moored, pierside, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the from US Navy Memorial.
There is no DANFS history record for LCT-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 17 June 2011
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