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Landing Craft Utility LCU-666
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 ç203
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 ç203
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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.
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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||Ex-LCU-666 in Turkish naval service as landing craft ç203 moored in the background at Alaybey Naval Base, Izmir, Turkey, date unknown.
||ç203 in the background during amphibious exercises, date and location unknown.
Photo courtesy (anadolu ajans -AA- ) Anadolu Agency.
||Line drawing of ç203 by Cüneyt 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
Last Updated 11 January 2013
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