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LST-460


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) - Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (6) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal


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
  • LST-460 was lost in action during an enemy aircraft attack, 21 December 1944, off Mindoro, Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 January 1945
  • LST-460 received the Navy Unit Commendation and earned six battle stars for World War II service.


    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,780 t.(lt), 3,880 t.(fl)
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft unloaded, bow 2' 4" stern 7' 6", loaded bow 8' 2" stern 14' 1"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 8-10 Officers, 100-115 Enlisted
    Troop Accommodations approx. 140 officers and enlisted
    Boats 2-6 LCVP
    Armament five 40mm gun mounts, six 20mm gun mounts, two .50-cal machine guns, four .30-cal machine guns
    Propulsion two General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders
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    LST-741 85k LST-741, LST-1017, LST-170, LST-460, LST-613, LST-1018, LST-695, LST-628, LST-697, beached on D+2, 22 October 1944, while unloading at Tacloban, San Pedro Bay, Leyte, P.I.
    Photo was taken from the deck of LST-666
    Photo by James Hopkins BM2/c USS LST-666 submitted by Harold A. Young SM2/c USS LST-666

    View the LST-460
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center web site
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    The USS LST Ship Memorial
    LST Home Port
    State LST Chapters
    United States LST Association
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