Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

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


LST-472 was laid down on 31 October 1942 at Vancouver, Wash., by Kaiser, Inc.; launched on 7 December 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Frank C. Huntoon; and commissioned on 13 March 1943.

During World War II, LST-472 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

LST-472 was sunk during action with the enemy off Mindoro Island, Philippines, on 15 December 1944 and struck from the Navy list on 19 January 1945.
[Damaged by kamikaze attack, along with LST-738, LST-472 was scuttled off the southern tip of Mindoro by Hall (DD-583).]

LST-472 earned six battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation for World War II service.

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