LST-1152 was laid down on 5 March 1945 at Seneca, III., by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 8 June 1945; sponsored by Mrs. Alice H. Kline; and commissioned on 30 June 1945, Lt. Frank W. Hickson, Jr., USCGR, in command.
Following World War II, LST-1152 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-December 1945. She was decommissioned on 1 July 1946 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. On 1 July 1955, the ship was redesignated Sweetwater County (LST-1152) (q.v.) after a county in Wyoming. She was transferred to the Republic of China Navy on 21 October 1958 where she served as Chung Ming (LST-227). Sweetwater County was struck from the Navy list on 6 February 1959.