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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-1294


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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



LCT-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-1294 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater at Guam
  • Out of service, date unknown, laid 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 5' (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LSM-27 71k LCT-1294 and USS LSM-27 beached, probably at Guam, date unknown. Alfred Gedaly to the USS LSM / LSMR Association

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-1294 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 17 September 2010