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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.
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-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
||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.
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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
Last Updated 9 June 2017
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