|Ordered||as a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 982|
|Builder||Kaiser Shipbuilding Company, Vancouver, Washington|
|Laid down||4 October 1942|
|Launched||6 November 1942|
|Commissioned||21 February 1943|
|Decommissioned||21 March 1946|
|Stricken||1 May 1946|
|Fate||sold for scrapping, 15 December 1948|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type||LST-1-class tank landing ship|
|Length||328 ft (100 m) oa|
|Beam||50 ft (15 m)|
|Speed||12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Range||24,000 nmi (44,000 km; 28,000 mi) at 9 kn (17 km/h; 10 mph) while displacing 3,960 long tons (4,024 t)|
|Boats & landing |
|2 or 6 x LCVPs|
|Troops||16 officers, 147 enlisted men|
|Complement||13 officers, 104 enlisted men|
USS LST-462 was a United States Navy LST-1-class tank landing ship used in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II. As with many of her class, the ship was never named. Instead, she was referred to by her hull designation.
The ship was laid down on 4 October 1942, under Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 982, by Kaiser Shipyards, Vancouver, Washington; launched 6 November 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Eugene E. Blazier; and commissioned on 21 February 1943, Lieutenant Eskil A. Bjork, USNR, in command.
During World War II, LST-462 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater. She took part in the Hollandia operation in May 1944; the Western New Guinea operations, the Biak Islands operation in May and June 1944, the Noemfoor Island operation in July 1944, the Cape Sansapor operation in July and August 1944, and the Morotai landing in September 1944; the Leyte operation in October 1944; the Lingayen Gulf landings in January 1945; and the Balikpapan operation in June and July 1945.
Following the war, LST-462 returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 21 March 1946, and struck from the Navy list on 1 May, that same year. On 15 December 1948, the tank landing ship was sold to Hughes Bros., Inc., of New York City, and subsequently scrapped.
LST-462 earned five battle stars for her World War II service.