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Landing Craft Tank
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
- Invasion of Normandy
Omaha Beach, 6 to 25 June 1944
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.
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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Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 30 June 2006
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