USS LST-469

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USS LST-469 during the landing at Lingayen Gulf on 9 January 1945
USS LST-469 during the landing at Lingayen Gulf on 9 January 1945
Career
Name: USS LST-469
Builder: Kaiser, Inc, Vancouver, Washington
Laid down: 23 October 1942
Launched: 27 November 1943
Commissioned: 8 March 1943
Decommissioned: 27 March 1946
Struck: 1 May 1946
Honours and
awards:
4 battle stars (WWII)
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class & type: LST-1-class tank landing ship
Displacement: 1,625 long tons (1,651 t) light
4,080 long tons (4,145 t) full
Length: 328 ft (100 m)
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draft: Unloaded:
Bow: 2 ft 4 in (0.71 m)
Stern: 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m)
Loaded :
Bow: 8 ft 2 in (2.49 m)
Stern: 14 ft 1 in (4.29 m)
Depth: 8 ft (2.4 m) forward, 14 ft 4 in (4.37 m) aft (full load)
Propulsion: 2 General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
Two or six LCVPs
Troops: 14-16 officers, 131-147 enlisted men
Complement: 7-9 officers, 104-120 enlisted men
Armament: • 2 × twin 40 mm gun mounts w/Mk.51 directors
• 4 × single 40 mm gun mounts
• 12 × single 20 mm gun mounts

USS LST-469 was a Landing Ship, Tank (LST) operated by the United States Navy during World War II. She was commissioned in 1943 and decommissioned in 1946.

Service history[edit]

LST-469 was laid down on 23 October 1942 at Vancouver, Washington, by Kaiser, Inc.; launched on 27 November 1942; and commissioned on 8 March 1943.

USS LST-469 under repair in August 1943

During World War II, LST-469 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater. On 16 June 1943 she was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-174 while travelling in Convoy GP55 off the east coast of Australia and had to be towed to Sydney for repairs.

After being repaired she participated in the following operations:

Following the war, LST-469 performed occupation duty in the Far East until 24 October 1945 and saw China service from 25 October to 2 November 1945. Upon her return to the United States, LST-469 was decommissioned on 27 March 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 1 May that same year. On 13 December 1947, the tank landing ship was sold to Hughes Bros., Inc., New York, New York, for scrapping.

LST-469 earned four battle stars for her World War II service.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

  • "LST-469". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. United States Navy. Retrieved 2009-07-25.