LST-1002 was laid down on 3 May 1944 at the Boston Navy Yard; launched on 8 June 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Mary E. Nelson; and commissioned on 25 June 1944, Lt. S. Edelson, USNR, in command.
During World War II, LST-1002 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from April through June 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-October 1945. The ship was decommissioned on 22 May 1946 and transferred to the State Department for disposition that same day. She was struck from the Navy list on 3 July 1946.
LST-1002 earned one battle star for World War II service.