Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Naval History Division • Washington


LST-465 was laid down on 17 December 1942 at Vancouver, Wash., by Kaiser, Inc.; launched on 9 January 1943; and commissioned on 27 February 1943, Lt. L.A. Smith, USNR, in command.

During World War II, LST-465 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Following the war, LST-465 performed occupation duty in the Far East in October and November 1945. Upon her return to the United State, t he tank landing ship was decommissioned on 8 March 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 12 April 1946. On 30 September 1947, she was sold to Patapsco Scrap Corp., Baltimore, Md., for scrapping.

LST-465 earned six battle stars for World War II service.

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