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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-715


LCT-715 was transferred to Denmark and named Balder (A543)
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


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 17 December 1943, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 14 January 1944
  • Delivered 5 February 1944
  • During World War II LCT-715 was assigned to the European Theater LCT Flotilla 26 and participated in the and participated in the following campaign:
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register circa 1963 and transferred to Denmark
  • Commissioned into the Danish Navy as Balder (A543), 1 May 1963
  • Decommissioned by the Danish Navy, August 1967
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-715 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl)
    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 Gray Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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