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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

landing Craft Infantry - Large

LCI(L) 277

LCI(L) 277 at anchor off the coast of England prior to the invasion of Normandy

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

 

Laid down: 28 Dec 1942

Launched: 26 Feb 1943

Transferred to RCN: 04 Dec 1943

Paid off: 02 Sep 1944

Fate: Unknown

 

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

 

Commanding Officers

Lt William Hamilton Melrose Ballantyne, RCNR - 04 Jan 1944 - unk (note: was CO on 06 Jun 1944 for D-Day Landings)

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Ballantyne, William Hamilton Melrose

1908-1993

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Gooderham, Norman William, RCNVR - Jan 1944

Walker, George

 

 

Photos and Documents (below)

 

LCI(L) 277 high and dry on the beach at Normandy, circa June 1944

From the collection of Lt William H. M. Ballantyne RCNR, CO LCI(L) 277

Courtesy of:  Pete Ballantyne

LCI(L) 277 moored in a southern England port waiting to get underway for the invasion of Normandy, circa June 1944

From the collection of William H. M. Ballantyne RCNR, CO LCI(L) 277

Courtesy of Peter Ballantyne

George Walker on LCI(L) 277

From the collection of Frank Tucker

Courtesy of Joe Phalen

Unknown sailor on LCI(L) 277

From the collection of George Rae

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

 

 

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