Allied Warships

USS LST 472 (LST 472)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 472 
Built byKaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 May 1942 
Laid down31 Oct 1942 
Launched7 Dec 1942 
Commissioned13 Mar 1943 
Lost15 Dec 1944 
Loss position12° 19'N, 121° 05'E

Damaged by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft during the landings at Mindoro, Philippines. Scuttled by USS Hall in position 12º19'N, 121º05'E.


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