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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 (retroactive June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
LCT(6)-715 was transferred to Denmark and named Balder (A543)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 17 December 1943, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
Launched, 14 January 1944
Delivered 5 February 1944
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-715 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Twenty-Six and participated in the
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register circa 1963 and transferred to Denmark
LCT(6)-715 earned one battle star for World War II service
Commissioned into the Danish Navy as Balder (A543), 1 May 1963
Decommissioned by the Danish Navy, August 1967
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy
Omaha Beach - 6 to 25 June 1944
Displacement 285 t.(fl)
Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
Beam 32' 8"
limiting 3' 6"
max.navigational 3' 6"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
two .50 cal. machine guns
wheelhouse 2 1/2"
gun shields 2"
Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ship's service generator
three propellers, 675shp
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 20 July 2018
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