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Landing Craft Tank

LCT-810 was transferred to Denmark and named Brage (A544)
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

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 10 November 1943, at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, MO.
  • Launched, 12 December 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service, 3 January 1944
  • During World War II LCT(6)-810 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Seventeen:
    LCT Group Fifty CDR. R. Craig Fabian; and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register circa 1963 and transferred to Denmark
  • Commissioned into the Danish Navy as Brage (A544), 1 May 1963
  • Decommissioned by the Danish Navy, August 1967
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(6)-810 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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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    LST-372 134k USS LST-372 enroute to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater with LCT-810 loaded on her main deck, circa 1944.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 84689, courtesy D. H. McPherson, 1976.
    Mitch Bryk for his father Stanley Bryk LCT-801

    There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-810 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 15 July 2016