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Landing Craft Utility LCU-666
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Harbor Utility Craft YFU-9 (1958 - 1961)
Landing Craft Utility LCU-666 (1956 - 1958)
Landing Ship Utility LSU-666 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank LCT-666 (1944 - 1949)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal



LCT-666 was transferred to Turkey, redesignated 203
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
  • Laid down, 14 January 1944, Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 5 February 1944
  • Delivered, 12 February 1944
  • During World War II LCT-666 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LTjg. John D. Allen, Officer in Charge and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LSU-666 in 1949
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-666, 15 April 1956
  • Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-9, 18 May 1958
  • Reverted to Landing Craft Utility LCU-666, 1 January 1962
  • Transferred to Turkey, redesignated Turkish navy landing craft 203
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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-666 63k Ex-LCU-666 in Turkish naval service as landing craft 203 moored in the background at Alaybey Naval Base, Izmir, Turkey, date unknown. Cneyt Demir
    LCT-666 67k 203 in the background during amphibious exercises, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy (anadolu ajans -AA- ) Anadolu Agency.
    Cneyt Demir
    LCT-666 150k Line drawing of 203 by Cneyt Demir Cneyt Demir

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT/ LSU / LCU-666 / YFU-9 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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    Last Updated 11 January 2013