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Launch - YFB-82
Landing Ship Utility - LCU-1040 (1956 - 1958)
Landing Craft Tank - LSU-1040 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT-1040 (1943 - 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

YFB-82 was leased to Paraguay and redesignated BT-2
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 22 March 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 2 April 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 13 April 1944
  • During World War II LCT-1040 was assigned to LCT Flotilla 20 in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Southern France, 15 August to 10 September
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-1040 in 1949
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-1040, 15 April 1956
  • Reclassified Launch YFB-82 in 1958, assigned to duty as a ferry at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  • Transferred, leased, to Paraguay, in June 1970, designated Paraguayan Navy BT-2
  • Departed Guantanamo Bay, 2 July 1970, arrived Buenos Aires, 29 July 1970, aboard ARA Candido de Lasalle (ex-USS Gunson Hall (LSD-5), steaming from Buenos Aires to Asuncion under her own power
  • Sold to Paraguay, 11 February 1977 for $18.000
  • Sold in 1997 to a commercial firm in Paraguay, rebuilding started, for use as a towboat for pushing barges
  • Rebuilding stop, circa 2000, incomplete
  • Current Disposition, circa 2011, lying ashore.
    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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    LST-994 80k LCT-1040 loaded on the main deck of USS LST-994 while at anchor, date and location unknown. USS LST-994 delivered LCT-1040 to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater. Rob Wade for Anthony D. Marteliano MoMM2/cUSS LST-994
    LCT-1040 21k LCT-1040 moored in the port of Marseilles, France, circa 1944 WWII LCT Web Site

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-1040 / YFB-82 available at Navsource.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    US LCT 1040
    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 3 June 2011