LST-179 was laid down on 7 February 1943 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 30 May 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Milford M. Miller; and commissioned on 3 July 1943.
During World War II, LST-179 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the Gilbert Islands operation during November and early December 1943. The ship was gutted by fire and sunk at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on 21 May 1944 and was struck from the Navy list on 18 July 1944. In November 1945, she was subsequently raised, stripped, and sunk by torpedo fire in an ordnance test.
LST-179 earned one battle star for World War II service.