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USS LST-464 (1943 - 1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Quebec - Victor
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 10 October 1942 at Kaiser, Inc., Vancouver, WA.
Launched, 12 November 1942
Commissioned USS LST 464, 25 February 1943, LT. Augustin K. Ridgway, USNR, in command
During World War II USS LST-464 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
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designated by Commander 7th Fleet, 17 May to 18 October 1944
Leyte landings, 18 October to 29 November 1944
USS LST-464 was redesignated Landing Ship Tank (Hospital) USS LST(H)-464, 15 September 1945
(Conversion to a "first aid ship" had previously been completed at Sydney in 1943; Modifications included
the installation of a watertight door in the tank deck bulkhead to afford access to the forward troop compartment
from either port or starboard. Spaces were converted into a receiving room, sterilizer room and operating room.
Wounded were brought in over the ramp onto the tank deck and passed into a receiving room through the hatch.
On the tank deck were installed 78 hospital beds, refrigerators, lockers, toilets, and wash basins. The ships' medical staff consisted of six doctors, one dentist, and a number of corpsmen.)
Decommissioned, 16 April 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 19 June 1946
Final Disposition, sold, 5 March 1948 to the Port Houston Iron Works, Inc., Houston, TX for non-self-propelled operations
USS LST-464 received the Navy Unit Commendation and earned two battle stars for World War II service
4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
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(H)-464 and Squadron staff officers, circa March 1944 - March 1945.
||USS LST(H)-464 anchored, date and location unknown.
||Benson J Barr for his father who was a
Dental Surgeon aboard "first aid ship" LST(H)-464
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Ridgway, Augustin K., USNR||25 February 1943 - 31 March 1944|
|02||LT. Martin, Roy Y., USNR||31 March 1944 - 3 March 1945|
|03||LT. Woods, Donald P., USNR||3 March 1945 - 6 October 1945|
|04||LT. Sprowl, John Arnold, USN||6 October3 1945 - March 1946|
|05||LTjg. Black, J. B., USNR||March 1946 - 16 March 1946|
|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
The USS LST Ship Memorial
LST Home Port
State LST Chapters
United States LST Association
Last Updated 11 December 2015
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|