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Name  USS LST-471
Laid down  29 October 1942
Struck  12 April 1946
Construction started  29 October 1942
Length  100 m
Ordered  as S3-M2-K2
Commissioned  11 March 1943
Identification  Call sign NFYA
Launched  3 December 1942
Builder  Vancouver
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USS LST-471 was an LST-1-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II.

LST-472 was laid down on 29 October 1942 at Kaiser Inc. Vancouver, Washington and launched on 3 December 1942. She was commissioned on 11 March 1943.

Service history

During World War II, LST-471 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: the landings at Lae (September 1943); the landings at Leyte (October–November 1944); the landings at Lingayen Gulf (January 1945); the Mindanao landings (March 1945) and Balikpapan operations (June–July 1945).

She was damaged by a Japanese aerial attack off Cape Ward Hunt, New Guinea on 4 September 1943 and subsequently drydocked at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia for repairs.

LST-471 returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 26 February 1946. She was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 12 April, before being sold on 21 January 1948 to Hughes Bros Inc, New York for scrap. She sank during a storm while under tow off Rodanthe, North Carolina.

LST-471 earned five battle stars for World War II service.

References

USS LST-471 Wikipedia


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