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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
United States
Name: LST-469
Ordered: as a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 989[1]
Builder: Kaiser Shipbuilding Company, Vancouver, Washington
Yard number: 173[1]
Laid down: 23 October 1942
Launched: 27 November 1943
Commissioned: 8 March 1943
Decommissioned: 27 March 1946
Struck: 1 May 1946
Honors and
Bronze-service-star-3d.png 4 × battle stars
Fate: sold for scrapping, 13 December 1947
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: LST-1-class tank landing ship
  • 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)
  • 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:
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
Service record
Part of: LST Flotilla 7

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.


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]




Online resources

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

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