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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

LCT-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
  • During World War II LCT-649 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participating in the following campaign:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy
    6 to 24 June 1944 (Task Group 124.5)
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register circa 1961-62 and transferred to Denmark
  • Commissioned into the Danish Navy as Odin (A561), 10 January 1962
  • Decommissioned by the Danish Navy, August 1967
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-649 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 5' (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LCT-649 92k LCT-649 beached at the Normandy, date unknown. Jesse Iatonna LCT-218
    LCT-649 8k LCT-649 beached, date and place unknown. HyperWar
    US Navy in WWII
    HDMS Odin (A-561)
    LCT-649 81k Ex-LCT-649 in Danish naval service as HDMS Odin (A-561) underway circa 1962.
    Official Danish Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-649 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 4 February 2011