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LST-459

LST-459 was laid down on 22 September 1942 at Vancouver, Wash., by Kaiser, Inc.; launched on 29 October 1942; and commissioned on 13 February 1943.

During World War II, LST-459 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Bismarck Archipelago operation:

(a) Cape Gloucester, New Britain-December 1943, January and February 1944

(b) Admiralty Islands landings-March 1944

Hollandia operation-April and May 1944

Western New Guinea operations:

(a) Biak Island operation-May and June 1944

(b) Noemfoor Island operation-July 1944

(c) Cape Sansapor operation-August 1944

(d) Morotai landings-September 1944

Leyte landings-November 1944

Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945

Consolidation of the southern Philippines:

(a) Mindanao Island landings-March 1945

(b) Sulu Archipelago landings-April 1945

Following the war, LST-459 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-November 1945. Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 12 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 June that same year. On 31 October 1947, the ship was sold to the New Orleans Shipwrecking Co., New Orleans, La., and subsequently scrapped.

LST-459 earned six battle stars for World War II service.

Published: Mon Aug 03 07:02:08 EDT 2015