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LCT-644 (1944 - 1958)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
  • Laid down, 1 January 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 26 January 1944
  • Delivered, 29 January 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT-644 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944
  • Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-8, 18 May 1958
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, 1 February 1972, disposed in support of fleet training exercise
    Specifications
    Displacement 180 t.(lt), 360 t.(fl)
    Length 119' (o.a.)
    Beam 34'
    Draft 6'
    Design Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    one single 20mm AA gun mount
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 shafts, Shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-644 / YFU-8 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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