LST 462

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid October 4 1942 - Launched November 6 1942

  1. USS LST-462
    Commissioned February 21 1943 - Decommissioned March 21 1946

    Struck from Naval Register May 1 1946
    Sold December 15 1948 to Hughes Brothers Inc. New York, NY for scrap


Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1     (1945)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

Post Office Established June 1 1945 - Disestablished March 2 1946




Types 2# and 9# (Br. #15768) devices prepared but never used


Other Information

LST-462 earned five Battle Stars for World War II service
* Hollandia operation
May 15 1944
* Western New Guinea operations
Biak Island operation
May 27-29, May 31 to June 4, June 9-13 1944
Noemfoor Island operation
July 4-11 1944
Cape Sansapor operation
July 30, August 4, 6-14, 14-19 1944
Morotai landings
September 15 1944
* Leyte operation Leyte landings
October 13-28 1944
* Luzon operation
Lingayen Gulf landings
January 4-17 1945
* Borneo operation
Balikpapan operation
July 3-7 1945

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal



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