american Us Navy - United States Navy LST-460 (+1944)
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nationality american
purpose war
type LST (landing ship tank)
subtype/class LST-1 class tank landing ship
LST-1 class tank landing ship LST-280 (+1944)
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1942
weight (tons) 1490  disp (surf)
dimensions 100 x 15.2 x 2.5 m
material steel
engine 2 x General Motors 12-567, 900 hp diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders
armament 2 x twin 40 mm guns Mk51, 4 x 40 mm guns, 12 x 20 mm guns
power 1800  h.p.
speed 12  knots
yard no. 164
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cause lost air raid
date lost 12/12/1944  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Kaiser Shipbuilding Co. - Oregon Shipbuilding Corp. - Kaiser Cargo Inc.
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Us Navy - United States Navy
complement 111
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Claes Johnny19/09/2007LST-460 was sunk by Japanese Kamikaze aircraft off Mindoro, Philippines

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John Paul Jones - An American Naval Hero and known as father of the American Navy.

John Paul was born in a gardener's cottage in Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. He went to sea as a youth and was a merchant shipmaster by the age of twenty-one. After killing a mutinous sailor at Tobago he added 'Jones' to his name and began a new life in America. He volunteered early in the War of Independence to serve in his adopted country's infant navy, and managed to obtain a lieutenant's commission in the Continental Navy.

He took the war to the enemy's homeland with daring raids along the British coast and the famous victory of the BONHOMME RICHARD over the HMS SERAPIS. After the BONHOMME RICHARD began taking on water and fires broke out on board, the British commander asked Jones if he had struck his flag. Jones replied, "I have not yet begun to fight!" In the end, it was the British commander who surrendered. Jones is now remembered for his indomitable will, his unwillingness to consider surrender when the slightest hope of victory still burned.

In 1781 he returned to America and Congress passed a vote of thanks to him for the way he had sustained the honour of the American fleet and in 1787 awarded him a gold medal. He also received a gold sword and the Order of Military Merit from Louis XVI.

Throughout his naval career Jones promoted professional standards and training. He spent the remaining years of the war advising on the establishment of the navy and the training of naval officers.

In 1792 Jones was appointed U.S. Consul to Algiers, but in July of that year he died before the commission arrived. He was buried in Paris and his body lay in an alcohol filled coffin in an unmarked grave for over a century. In 1905 his remains were found and taken to the United States where, in 1913, they were finally laid to rest in a marble sarcophagus in the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel at Annapolis, Maryland

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 Kaiser Shipbuilding Co. - Oregon Shipbuilding Corp. - Kaiser Cargo Inc.
Henry J. Kaiser, established the shipbuilding company around 1939, specifically for the merchant shipping of the United States Maritime Commission. Kaiser constructed many Liberty ships, tankers and LSTs. Shipyards were located in San Francisco, Washington and Portland. The Kaiser Shipyards shut down at the end of the war.
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