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Lost to enemy action, 21 December 1944|
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - November - Golf
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 12 Dec 1944)
Second Row - Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (6)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal
Purple Heart (CO LT. H. E. Robinson Jr., USNR - KIA 21 December 1944)
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 26 September 1942, at Kaiser, Inc., Vancouver, WA.
Launched, 31 October 1942
Commissioned USS LST-460, 15 February 1943, LT. Everett E. Weire, USNR, in command
During World War II LST-460 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|New Georgia Group operation
Vella-Lavella occupation, 17 and 18 August 1943
|Western New Guinea operations
Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
Treasury Island landings, 1 November 1943
Leyte landings, 5 to 18 November 1944
|Hollandia operation, 21 to 28 April 1944
Lingayen Gulf landings, 12 to 18 December 1944
USS LST-460 was lost in action during an enemy aircraft attack, 21 December 1944, off Mindoro, Philippine Islands
Struck from the Naval Register, 19 January 1945
USS LST-460 received the Navy Unit Commendation and earned six battle stars for World War II service.
4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
2,366 t. (beaching displacement)
Length 328' o.a.
light 2' 4" fwd, 7' 6" aft
sea-going 8' 3" fwd, 14' 1" aft
landing 3' 11" fwd, 9' 10" aft (landing w/500 ton load)
limiting 11' 2"
maximum navigation 14' 1"
Speed 11.6 kts. (trial)
Endurance 24,000 miles @ 9kts. while displacing 3960 tons
Boats 2 LCVP
Cargo Capacity (varied with mission - payloads between 1600 and 1900 tons)
One Landing Craft Tank (LCT), tanks, wheeled and tracked vehicles, artillery, construction equipment and military supplies. A ramp or elevator forward allowed vehicles access to tank deck from main deck
Additional capacity included sectional pontoons carried on each side of vessel amidships, to either build Rhino Barges or use as causeways. Married to the bow ramp, the causeways would enabled payloads to be delivered ashore from deeper water or where a beachhead would not allow the vessel to be grounded forward after ballasting
Armament (varied with availability when each vessel was outfitted. Retro-fitting was accomplished throughout WWII. The ultimate armament design for United States vessels was
2 - Twin 40MM gun mounts w/Mk. 51 directors
4 - Single 40MM gun mounts
12 single 20MM gun mounts
Diesel 4,300 Bbls
two General Motors 12-567A, 900hp Diesel engines
single Falk Main Reduction Gears
three Diesel-drive 100Kw 230V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
two propellers, 1,700shp
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||USS LST-460 beaching or retracting in the Renard Channel, west end of Kukurana Island, north of Rendova Island, New Georgia Islands. 23 July 1943.
TimeLife_Image_116110548 by William C. Shrout, Life Magazine. For personal non-commercial use only.
||USS LST-460 beached in the Renard Channel, west end of Kukurana Island, north of Rendova Island, New Georgia Islands. 23 July 1943.
TimeLife_Image by William C. Shrout, Life Magazine. For personal non-commercial use only.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Weire, Everett Emmitt, USN||15 February 1943 - 21 March 1944|
|02||LTjg. Robinson Jr., Herbert Eastman, USNR (KIA 21 December 1944)||21 March 1944 - 21 December 1944|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
History of LST Flotilla Seven
The USS LST Ship Memorial
LST Home Port
State LST Chapters
United States LST Association
Last Updated 27 August 2021
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