LST-481 was laid down on 4 September 1942 at Richmond, Calif., by Kaiser, Inc.; launched on 2 December 1942; and commissioned on 15 May 1943.
During World War II, LST-481 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:
Gilbert Islands operation—November and December 1943
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls—January and February 1944
Hollandia operation—April 1944
Capture and occupation of Guam—July 1944
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima—February 1945
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto—April 1945
Following the war, LST-481 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-November 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 28 February 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 12 April 1946. On 16 April 1948, the ship was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem, Pa., and subsequently scrapped.
LST-481 earned six battle stars for World War II service.