USS LST-460, Guadalcanal 23 July 1943.
|Ordered:||as a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 980|
|Builder:||Kaiser Shipbuilding Company, Vancouver, Washington|
|Laid down:||26 September 1942|
|Launched:||31 October 1942|
|Commissioned:||15 February 1943|
|Struck:||19 January 1945|
|6 × battle stars|
|Fate:||sunk, 21 December 1944|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||LST-1-class tank landing ship|
|Length:||328 ft (100 m) oa|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
|Speed:||12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Range:||24,000 nmi (44,000 km; 28,000 mi) at 9 kn (17 km/h; 10 mph) while displacing 3,960 long tons (4,024 t)|
|Boats & landing |
|2 x LCVPs|
|Capacity:||1,600–1,900 short tons (3,200,000–3,800,000 lb; 1,500,000–1,700,000 kg) cargo depending on mission|
|Troops:||16 officers, 147 enlisted men|
|Complement:||13 officers, 104 enlisted men|
USS LST-460 was a United States Navy LST-1-class tank landing ship used in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II. As with many of her class, the ship was never named. Instead, she was referred to by her hull designation.
The ship was laid down on 26 September 1942, under Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 980, by Kaiser Shipyards, Vancouver, Washington; launched 31 October 1942; and commissioned on 15 February 1943, Lieutenant Everett E. Weire, USNR, in command.
During World War II, LST-460 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater. She took part in the consolidation of the southern Solomons in June 1943; the New Georgia Campaign which included the Vella Lavella occupation in August 1943; the Treasury Island landings, November 1943; the Hollandia operation in April 1944; the Western New Guinea operation, the Morotai landing in September 1944; the Leyte operation in November 1944; the Lingayen Gulf landings during the Lingayen Gulf landings of December 1945.
Honors and awards
- "LST-460". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History and Heritage Command. 3 August 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- "Kaiser Vancouver, Vancouver WA". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
- "USS LST-460". Navsource.org. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
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