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USS LST-469


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Victor - uniform
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)


LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 23 October 1942, at Kaiser, Inc., Vancouver, WA.
  • Launched, 27 November 1942
  • Commissioned USS LST-469, 8 March 1943
  • During World War II USS LST-469 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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Hollandia operation 21 to 26 April 1944 Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 13 to 27 October 1944
    Western New Guinea operations
    Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area operation, 18 to 20 and 23 to 25 May 1944
    Biak Island operation, 28 to 31 May and 3 to 7 and 9 to 14 June 1944
    Noemfoor Island operation, 4 to 10, 12 to 17 and 18 to 22 July 1944
    Cape Sansapor operation, 31 July, 6, 8 to 14 and 22 to 28 August 1944
    Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
    Luzon operation;
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 January 1945

  • Following World War II USS LST-469 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    29 September to 24 October 194525 October to 2 November 1945

  • Decommissioned, 27 March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 December 1947, to Hughes Brothers, Inc., New York, N.Y.
  • USS LST-469 earned four battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications: (as reported by Office of Naval Intelligence-1945)
    Displacement
    1,625 t.(lt)
    4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
    2,366 t.
    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-469 64k Stern view of USS LST-469 at Sydney, NSW, Australia Cockatoo Island Dock Yard, as seen in August, 1943. The ship was torpedoed off the East Coast of Australia by the Japanese submarine IJN I-174, 16 June 1943 and was towed to the dock yard.
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 305769
    Mike Green
    LST-469 94k USS LST-469 drydocked at a Cockatoo Island Dock Yard, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, August 1943, for reconstruction of her damaged stern section. Australian War Memorial
    LST-469 85k Closing in the stern shell plating and deck during the repair of USS LST-469 at Sydney, NSW, Australia Cockatoo Island Dock Yard, as seen in August, 1943.
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 305768
    Mike Green
    LST-469 52k Completed rudder and propeller battle damage repair to USS LST-469 at Sydney, NSW, Australia Cockatoo Island Dock Yard, as seen in August, 1943.
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 306415
    Mike Green
    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
    LST-697 133k Five LSTs beached at San Fabian, Lingayen Gulf while unloading trucks, circa January 1945. Right to left; USS LST-697, USS LST-573, USS LST-1025, USS LST-496 and unidentified. John De Noma
    LST-469 46k USS LST-469 beached at Lingayen Gulf while patients are being transferred from an ambulance, February 1945 Medical Department, US Army "Surgery in World War II - Activities of Surgical Consultants Vol. II"

    USS LST-469
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    United States LST Association
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