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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.

 

RCN Memories:     Weapons Cleaning

 

Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos

 

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 Richard

1924-2003

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Carl Jensen, Cox'n, LCI(L) 266

Note the Combined Operations badge on his left shoulder and Killick badge

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

Buzz Burrell, Seaman Gunner from Vancouver, BC,l on LCI(L) 266

RCN photo

From the collection of Frank Tucker & George Rae

Courtesy of Joe Phelan & Virginia McCann

Seaman Bob Irwin on LCI(L) 266

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

Stoker (M) Bill Harrison from Toronto, ON, on LCI(L) 266

RCN photo

From the collection of Frank Tucker & George Rae

Courtesy of Joe Phelan & Virginia McCann

Lt J. Choates, 2nd in Command (X.O.) on LCI(L) 266

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

Signalman Wallie Strang from Vancouver, BC, on LCI(L) 266

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

Lt Wenman, Commanding Officer, LCI(L) 266

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

Seaman Electrician W. Clark from Montreal, QC, on LCI(L) 266

RCN Photo

From the collection of Frank Tucker & George Rae

Courtesy of Joe Phelan & Virginia McCann

Cox'n Carl Jensen, LCI(L) 266

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

Motor Mechanic D. McQui??? from Nelson, BC, on LCI(L) 266

RCN Photo

From the collection of Frank Tucker & George Rae

Courtesy of Joe Phelan & Virginia McCann

Cox'n MacMillan, LCI(L) 266

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

Seaman Gunner John Winkleman on LCI(L) 266

RCN Photo

From the collection of Frank Tucker & George Rae

Courtesy of Joe Phelan & Virginia McCann

Seaman Gunner / Cook Alex Routte on LCI(L) 266

RCN Photo

From the collection of Frank Tucker & George Rae

Courtesy of Joe Phelan & Virginia McCann

George R. Rae, V32806, on LCI(L) 266

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

Seaman Gunner G. Boast (Boart??) (Two-Bob) from Ontario on LCI(L) 266

RCN Photo

From the collection of Frank Tucker & George Rae

Courtesy of Joe Phelan & Virginia McCann

LCI(L) 266 on beach Southampton March/44,  Garnier & Barfoot on scaffold

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

"Well- we had to have something"

Painting on the bridge of LCI(L) 266

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

May/44 Cox'n of LCI(L) 266  Harrison (on left) doing the dobying

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

(L to R) Bleeks, MacMillan, Harrison, Irwin on LCI(L) 266

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

Harrison on LCI(L) 266, May 1944

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

Bob Irwin on LCI(L) 266, 1944

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

(L to R) Carl Jensen, Cox’n, Boley, MacMillan, Burrel, Harrison on LCI(L) 266

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

LCI(L) 266 on Utah Beach, Normandy, 1944

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

George R. Rae, V32806, on LCI(L) 266, Utah Beach, Normandy, 1944

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

Unknown crew member of either LCI(L) 249 or LCI(L) 266

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

Crew members in the mess deck on LCI(L) 266

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

Carl Jensen (L) and Boley on LCI(L) 266, Southampton, 1944

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

Scherk on LCI(L) 266, May 1944

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phelan

Unknown sailors on LCI(L) 266

From the collection of George Rae, V32806

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

Royal Navy LCI(L) 266 landing troops at Elephant Point Rangoon, Burma in May 1945

Source: Navesource.org

Credit: Jerry Gilmartin MMC(SW) USN Ret. Secretary AFMM LCI 713, Curator PT-658 Save the PT Boat Inc

Courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian

 

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