USS LST-469 during the landing at Lingayen Gulf on 9 January 1945
|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|
|4 battle stars (WWII)|
|Class and type:||LST-1-class tank landing ship|
|Length:||328 ft (100 m)|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 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
|Two or six LCVPs|
|Troops:||14-16 officers, 131-147 enlisted men|
|Complement:||7-9 officers, 104-120 enlisted men|
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.
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:
- Hollandia operation—April 1944
- Western New Guinea operations:
- Leyte landings—October 1944
- Lingayen Gulf landing—January 1945
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.
- "LST-469". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. United States Navy. Retrieved 2009-07-25.