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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-715


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 following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy
    Omaha Beach - 6 to 25 June 1944
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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