USS LST-460

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USS LST-460 Guadalcanal 23 July 1943.jpg
USS LST-460, Guadalcanal 23 July 1943.
History
United States
Name: LST-460
Ordered: as a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 980[1]
Builder: Kaiser Shipbuilding Company, Vancouver, Washington
Yard number: 164[1]
Laid down: 26 September 1942
Launched: 31 October 1942
Commissioned: 15 February 1943
Struck: 19 January 1945
Identification:
Honors and
awards:
Silver-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.png 6 × battle stars
Fate: sunk, 21 December 1944
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: LST-1-class tank landing ship
Displacement:
  • 1,625 long tons (1,651 t) (light)
  • 4,080 long tons (4,145 t) (full (seagoing draft with 1,675 short tons (1,520 t) load)
  • 2,366 long tons (2,404 t) (beaching)
Length: 328 ft (100 m) oa
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draft:
  • Unloaded: 2 ft 4 in (0.71 m) forward; 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) aft
  • Full load: 8 ft 2 in (2.49 m) forward; 14 ft 1 in (4.29 m) aft
  • Landing with 500 short tons (450 t) load: 3 ft 11 in (1.19 m) forward; 9 ft 10 in (3.00 m) aft
Installed power:
Propulsion:
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
craft carried:
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
Armament:
Service record
Operations:
Awards:

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.

Construction[edit]

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,[1] Lieutenant Everett E. Weire, USNR, in command.[3]

Service history[edit]

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.[3]

LST-460 was lost in action due to an enemy aircraft attack on 21 December 1944, off Mindoro, Philippines. She was struck from the Navy list on 19 January 1945.[3]

Honors and awards[edit]

LST-460 earned six battle stars for her World War II service.[3]

Notes[edit]

Citations

Bibliography[edit]

Online resources

  • "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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