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USS LST-467


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Sierra - Yankee
NFSY
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 (8)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)


LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 17 October 1942, at Kaiser, Inc., Vancouver, WA.
  • Launched, 21 November 1942
  • Commissioned USS LST-467, 3 March 1943, LT. Albert Schlott, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LST-467 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LST Flotilla Seven, CAPT. R. M. Scruggs, USN;
    LST Group Nineteen, CDR. James E. Van Zandt, USNR and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Eastern New Guinea operation
    Lae occupation, 4 to 5 September 1943
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 13 to 27 October and 5 to 18 November 1944
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 26 to 29 December 1943 and 21 to 25 February 1944
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 15 January 1945
    Hollandia operation, 21 to 26 April 1944 Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines;
    Palawan Island landings, 1 to 2 March 1945
    Visayan Island landings, 25 March 1945
    Western New Guinea operation
    Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area operation, 21 to 23 and 27 to 29 May 1944
    Biak Island operation, 6 to 10 and 16 to 20 June 1944
    Noemfoor Island operation, 30 June to 4 July and 9 to 14 July 1944
    Cape Sansapor operation, 16 to 22 August 1944
    Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
    Borneo operation;
    Tarakan Island operation, 27 April to 5 May 1945

  • Decommissioned, 28 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
  • Sold 22 November 1946, to National Metal and Steel Corp., San Francisco, CA.
  • Resold to St. Charles Transportation Co., a subsidiary of Anglo Canadian Pulp and Paper Mills, Montreal, and modified by Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co., Lauzon, Quebec, as a log hauler
  • Final Disposition, sunk, date unknown, 4 miles off St.Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
  • USS LST-467 received the Navy Unit Commendation and earned eight battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement
    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'
    Draft
    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
    Complement
    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
    Propulsion
    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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    LST-467 678k USS LST-467 beached at Morotai, Netherlands East Indies, 15 September 1944. Note the makeshift conveyer system set up to bring supplies ashore.
    US Army Signal Corps photo # SC 261038, by T/SGT Henry Palm, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Dave Kerr
    LST-467 1086k USS LST-467 beached at Morotai, Netherlands East Indies, 15 September 1944, as an armored bulldozer makes its way through the water in order to reach the jungle where a road will be built leading to an airstrip.
    US Army Signal Corps photo # SC 261040, by T/SGT Henry Palm, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Dave Kerr
    Griffin 69k USS LST-467 alongside the battle damaged USS La Vallette (DD-449), probably at Subic Bay, Philippine Islands, circa 10 February to 22 March 1945. USS La Vallette is alongside USS Griffin (AS-13) for emergency repairs to make her seaworthy for her return voyage to the US. Also alongside Griffin are four submarines undergoing availability. Michael Loveall for his father Hugey Loveall USS Griffin
    LST-467 38k USS LST-467 moored at Pontoon Wharf, Tarakan, Borneo, 18 May 1945 while wounded Australian patients from the 110 Casualty Clearing Station, are carried aboard by 2/12 Field Ambulance personal. Australian War Memorial
    LST-467 72k USS LST-467 tank deck stripped bare to allow use as a temporary ward. Shown are some of the more serious cases which have just been transferred from jeeps and ambulances off Pontoon Wharf, Tarakan, Borneo. The wounded were transported to the Australian Army 2/5 General Hospital at Morotai, 18 May 1945 Australian War Memorial
    LST-18/202.245 360k USS LST-18, USS LST-245, LST-202 and USS LST-467 landing troops and material, on the beach at Leyte, P.I., on D-Day 20 October 1944.
    US Navy photo
    Raymond Cvetovich, Ph.D.
    LST-471 887k Christmas 1945 and New Years 1946 greetings from Commander LST Group Nineteen, CDR James E. Van Zandt USNR to the ships of the Group: USS LST-466
    USS LST-245
    USS LST-467
    USS LST-171
    USS LST-181
    USS LST-469
    USS LST-470
    USS LST-471
    USS LST-468
    USS LST-473
    USS LST-475 and
    USS LST-474
    Bill James for his father William James USS LST-471
    LSM-21 72k USS LST-467 laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet at Long Beach Navy Yard, Long Beach, CA. USS LSM-21's port bow is visible in the lower left corner of this photo.
    Photo by The Inman Co., Long Beach, CA.
    Roy Coats to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LST-467 59k Underwater photo of ex-USS LST-467 off St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, May 2007. Ryan Schutz

    USS LST-467
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Schlott, Albert, USNR4 March 1943 - 4 October 1943
    02LTjg. Taylor, Milton Bailey, USNR4 October 1943 - 23 May 1945
    03LT. Evans, Francis L., USNR23 May 1945 - 12 October 1945
    04LTjg. Cornwall, Harry C., USNR12 October 1945 - March 1946
    05LTjg. Dobbs, G. R., USNMarch 1946 - 28 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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