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landing Craft Infantry - Large

LCI(L) 266

LCI(L) 266 at anchor in an English port prior to the Normandy invasion, circa May 1944.

Credit: Pete Ballantyne for his father, LT. William H. M. Ballantyne RCNR, CO LCI(L) 277

 

Laid down: 06 Nov 1942

Launched: 06 Jan 1943

Transferred to RCN: 04 Dec 1943

Paid off: 2 September 1944

Fate: Unknown

 

Built in the USA and transferred to the RN on completion. She was transferred to he RCN, on 04 Dec 1943. On 02 Sep 1944 she was paid off and returned to the RN, then on 14 Mar 1946, was returned to the USN.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt John Godfrey Wenman, RCNVR (06 Jun 1944 for D-Day Landings) 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

I-J

Jensen, Carl Gunnar Rorbeck

1921-2006

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Rae, George R.

1924-2003

Served in LCI(L)-266 as a stoker during D-day

 

 

 

 

S-T

Tucker, Frank

1922-2015

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Boast (Boart??), G. (Two-Bob), Seaman Gunner

 

Burrell, Buzz, Seaman Gunner

 

Choates, J., Lt, X.O.

 

Clark, W. Seaman, Electrician

Harrison, Bill, Stoker (M)

 

Irwin, Bob, Seaman

 

MacMillan, Cox'n

Ritchie, Richard John Gordon, Slt, RCNVR

 

Routte, Alex, Seman Gunner / Cook

 

Winkleman, John, Seaman Gunner

 

Photos and Documents

 

RCN Memories

Weapons Cleaning

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of Frank Tucker

Personal photo gallery of George R. Rae

Ship's company photos LCI(L)-266

 

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