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
History
United States
NameLST-469
Orderedas a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 989[1]
BuilderKaiser Shipbuilding Company, Vancouver, Washington
Yard number173[1]
Laid down23 October 1942
Launched27 November 1943
Commissioned8 March 1943
Decommissioned27 March 1946
Stricken1 May 1946
Identification
Honors and
awards
Bronze-service-star-3d.png 4 × battle stars
Fatesold for scrapping, 13 December 1947
General characteristics [2]
Class and type LST-1-class tank landing ship
Displacement
  • 4,080 long tons (4,145 t) full load
  • 2,160 long tons (2,190 t) landing
Length328 ft (100 m) oa
Beam50 ft (15 m)
Draft
  • Full load: 8 ft 2 in (2.49 m) forward; 14 ft 1 in (4.29 m) aft
  • Landing at 2,160 t: 3 ft 11 in (1.19 m) forward; 9 ft 10 in (3.00 m) aft
Installed power
Propulsion
Speed12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Range24,000 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 or 6 x LCVPs
Capacity
  • 2,100 tons oceangoing maximum
  • 350 tons main deckload
Troops16 officers, 147 enlisted men
Complement13 officers, 104 enlisted men
Armament
Service record
Part of: LST Flotilla 7
Operations:
Awards:

USS LST-469 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 23 October 1942, under Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 989, by Kaiser Shipyards, Vancouver, Washington; launched 27 November 1942; and commissioned on 8 March 1943.[1]

Service history[edit]

During World War II, LST-469 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater.[3]

Submarine attack[edit]

USS LST-469 under repair in August 1943

On 16 June 1943, she was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-174 while travelling in Convoy GP55 off the east coast of Australia. She was towed to the Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney, where she was repaired in August 1943.[2]

Pacific operations[edit]

After being repaired she participated in the following operations, Hollandia operation in April 1944; the Western New Guinea operations, the Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area operation in May 1944, the Biak Islands operation in May and June 1944, the Noemfoor Island operation in July 1944, the Cape Sansapor operation in July and August 1944, and the Morotai landing in September 1944; the Leyte operation in October 1944; and the Lingayen Gulf landings in January 1945.[3]

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 City, for scrapping.[3]

Honors and awards[edit]

LST-469 earned four battle stars for her World War II service.[3]

Notes[edit]

Citations

Bibliography[edit]

Online resources

  • "LST-469". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History and Heritage Command. 3 August 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2017.Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  • "Kaiser Vancouver, Vancouver WA". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  • "USS LST-469". Navsource.org. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2017.

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