LST-447 was laid down on 10 July 1942 at Vancouver, Wash., by Kaiser, Inc.; launched on 22 September 1942; and commissioned on 13 December 1942.
During World War II, LST-447 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:
Consolidation of southern Solomons—June 1943
Occupation and defense of Cape Torokina—November and December 1943
Green Islands landings—February 1944
Hollandia operation—April 1944
Capture and occupation of Guam—July and August 1944
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto—April 1945.
The tank landing ship was sunk off Okinawa on 7 April 1945 following a kamikaze attack. She was struck from the Navy list on 2 June 1945.
LST-447 earned five battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation for World War II service.