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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 - Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
LCT(6)-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, 8 January 1944
Placed in service, date unknown
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:
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
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-765 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
limiting 3' 9"
maximum navigation 5'
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
gun shields 10lbs
Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
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(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
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 19 October 2018
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