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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

LCT(6)-1294 was transferred to Denmark and named Loke (A546)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 13 March 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 15 May 1944
  • Delivered, 15 May 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown, LTjg William H. Allen, Officer in Charge
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1294 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-two
    LCT Group Sixty-Six (temporary), LT. E. L. Huie
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • L aid up in reserve
  • Struck from the Naval Register circa 1963 and transferred to Denmark
  • Commissioned into the Danish Navy as Loke (A546), 1 May 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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    LSM-27 71k LCT(6)-1294 and USS LSM-27 beached, date and location unknown. Alfred Gedaly to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    There is no record for LCT(6)-1294 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS LCT(6) Group 66 War Diary - February 1945
    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 29 September 2017