For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Landing Craft Infantry - Large

LCI(L) 177

LCI(L) 177 in the English Channel, March 1944

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan


Laid down: 10 Sep 1942

Launched: 27 Nov 1942

Transferred to RCN: 04 Dec 1943

Paid off: 01 Sep 1944

Fate Unknown


Built in the USA and transferred to the RN on completion; then transferred to the RCN.  177 was transferred back to the RN on 01 Sep 1944.; then returned to the USN on 14 Mar 1946.


Photos and Documents


Commanding Officers

Lt William Cooper Gardner, RCNVR (06 Jun 1944 for D-Day Landings)


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Pringle, Robert Grant Raisbeck


Served in LCI(L)-177 during D-Day as a Sig






Photos and Documents



LCI(L) 177 in the English Channel, March 1944

Photo taken from HMC LCI(L)-266

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

LCI(L) 177 at Normandy

Original source unknown

Courtesy of Mathieu Masson

AFW 3083 Casualty Card - Kenneth Owen Broten


AFW 3083 Casualty Card from the WW2 service file of Pte (later Sgt) Kenneth Owen Broten. He landed with D Company of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles on June 06, 1944. He was wounded by shrapnel in his left hand and evacuated off the beach aboard LCI(L) 177 the following day, as noted at the bottom right of the card. After three weeks in hospital in England, he rejoined the Royal Winnipeg Rifles in July. Sgt Broten was KIA at Kalkar, Germany on February 16, 1945 and is buried at Groesbeek Cemetery near Nijmegen, Holland.


Telegram to Sgt Broton family notifying them of his death     Newspaper clippings on Sgt Broten's death     Sgt Broten's service summary


Courtesy of Jim Busby