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Lost to enemy action, 21 December 1944


International Radio Call Sign:
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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

Personnel Awards

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:

    Asiatic-Pacific 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-Bougainville operation
    Treasury Island landings, 1 November 1943
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 5 to 18 November 1944
    Hollandia operation, 21 to 28 April 1944 Luzon operation
    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.

    1,625 t.(lt)
    4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
    2,366 t. (beaching displacement)
    Length 328' o.a.
    Beam 50'
    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
    13 officers
    104 enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    16 officers
    147 enlisted
    Boats 2 LCVP
    Cargo Capacity (varied with mission - payloads between 1600 and 1900 tons)
    Typical loads
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    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
    twin rudders

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    477k 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.
    David Upton
    305k 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.
    Steve Franklin

    USS LST-460
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Weire, Everett Emmitt, USN15 February 1943 - 21 March 1944
    02LTjg. 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
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