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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-765


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal



LCT-765 was transferred to Denmark and named Thor (A562)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 12 November 1943, at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Levenworth, KS.
  • Launched, 31 December 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service, 8 January 1944
  • During World War II LCT(6)-765 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Seventeen, CDR. R. Craig Fabian;
    LCT Group Fifty and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register circa 1961-62 and transferred to Denmark
  • Commissioned into the Danish Navy as Thor (A562), 10 January 1962
  • Decommissioned by the Danish Navy, August 1967
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(6)-765 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
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT)-765 247k LCT(6)-765 along with other LCTs being unloaded by standard engineer cranes after traveling up river to Morlaix, France.
    US National Archive photo 80-G-257378 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst and David Wright

    There is no history record for LCT(6)-765 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Last Updated 30 October 2015