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LST-460

 

LST-460 was laid down on 26 September 1942 at Vancouver, Wash., by Kaiser, Inc.; launched on 31 October 1942; and commissioned on 15 February 1943, Lt. Everett E. Weire in command.

 

During World War II, LST-460 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Consolidation of southern Solomons—June 1943

Vella-Lavella occupation—August 1943

Treasury Island landing—November 1943

Hollandia operation—April 1944

Morotai landings—September 1944

Leyte landings—November 1944

Mindoro landing—December 1944

 

LST-460 was lost in action due to an enemy aircraft attack on 21 December 1944 off Mindoro, Philippines. She was struck from the Navy list on 19 January 1945.

 

LST-460 earned six battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation for World War II service.