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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - (Invasion of Normandy)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1)- World War II Victory Medal
LCT(6)-649 was transferred to Denmark and named Odin (A561)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 9 January 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 28 January 1944
Delivered 31 January 1944
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-649 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participating in the following campaign:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register circa 1961-62 and transferred to Denmark
LCT(6)-649 earned one battle star for World War II service
Commissioned into the Danish Navy as Odin (A561), 10 January 1962
Decommissioned by the Danish Navy, August 1967
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy 6 to 25 June 1944 (Task Group 124.5)
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
limiting 3' 9"
maximum navigation 5'
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
gun shields 10lbs
Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
three propellers, 675shp
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||LCT(6)-649 beached at the Normandy, date unknown.
||Jesse Iatonna LCT(5)-218
||LCT(6)-649 beached, date and place unknown.
US Navy in WWII
| HDMS Odin (A-561)
||Ex-LCT(6)-649 in Danish naval service as HDMS Odin (A-561) underway circa 1962.
Official Danish Navy photo.
There is no history record for LCT(6)-649 available at NavSource
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Last Updated 29 June 2018
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