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LST-463

 

LST-463 was laid down on 6 October 1942 at Vancouver, Wash., by Kaiser, Inc., launched on 9 November 1942; and commissioned on 23 February 1943.

 

During World War II, LST-463 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Cape Gloucester, New Britain—December 1943, January through March 1944

Saidor occupation—January and February 1944

Hollandia operation—April 1944

Western New Guinea operations:

(a) Biak Island operation—May and June 1944

(b) Noemfoor Island operation—July 1944

(c) Cape Sansapor operation—July and August 1944

(d) Morotai landings—September 1944

Leyte landings—October and November 1944

Lingayen Gulf landing—January 1945

Manila Bay-Bicol operation:

(a) Nasugbu—January 1945

Mindanao Island landings—-April 1945

Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto—June 1945

 

Following the war, LST-463 returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 6 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 June that same year. On 3 November 1947, the tank landing ship was sold to Dulien Steel Products, Inc., of Seattle, Wash.

 

LST-463 earned nine battle stars for World War II