LST-662 was laid down on 14 January 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 5 April 1944; sponsored by Miss Louise Leahy; and commissioned on 2 May 1944.
During World War II, LST-662 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands—September and October 1944 Zambales-Subic Bay—January 1945
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto—April 1945
Following the war, LST-662 was decommissioned oiv 19 December 1945 and struck from the Navy list on 8 January 1946. On 25 June 1946, the ship was sold to Arctic Circle Exploration, Inc., of Seattle, Wash.
LST-662 earned three battle stars for World War II service.