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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

LCT-1230 was transferred to Denmark and named Tyr (A564)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 29 August 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 6 September 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 10 September 1944, ENS. W. J. George, USNR, Officer in Charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT-1230 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-Eight, LCDR. M. R. Doherty USNR;
    LCT Group One Hundred-Thirteen, LT. R. Berkemeyer USNR
  • Following World War II LCT-1231 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 12 April 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register circa 1963 and transferred to Denmark
  • Commissioned into the Danish Navy as Tyr (A564), 7 March 1963
  • Decommissioned by the Danish Navy, August 1967
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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    LCT-720 50k LCT-1230 loaded on the main deck of USS LST-968 entering San Francisco Bay, date unknown. LCT-1230 was "toploaded" aboard LST-968 at Yokohama, Japan, circa 10-12 April 1946. USS LST-968 web site
    LST 968 86k USS LST-968 with LCT-1230 on deck, circa 1945-46.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 84711. Courtesy of D.M. McPherson, 1976.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-1230 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas
    LCT-1230 and other units of TU 96 Voyage Orders from Yokohama to Pearl Harbor, 12 April 1946

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