LST-480 was laid down on 31 August 1942 at Richmond, Calif., by Kaiser, Inc.; launched on 29 October 1942; and commissioned on 3 May 1943.
During World War II, LST-480_ was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the Gilbert Islands operation in November and December 1943 and the occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls in February 1944. The ship was lost through an accident on 21 May 1944. She was struck from the Navy list on 18 July 1944.
LST-480 earned two battle stars for World War II service.