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YFB-66 (Ferryboat)
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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
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • 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
    Specifications:
    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.
    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-639 62k YFB-66 moored, pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the from US Navy Memorial.
    Bram Risseeuw

    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

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