LST-1 was laid down on 20 July 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 7 September 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Laurence T. Haugen; and commissioned on 14 December 1942, Lt. W. L. Chessman in command.
During World War I, LST-1 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:
Sicilian occupation—July 1943
Salerno landings—September 1943
Anzio-Nettuno phase of operations on west coast of Italy—January to March 1944
Invasion of Normandy—June 1944
LST-1 was decommissioned on 21 May 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 19 June 1946. On 5 December 1947, she was sold to the Ships Power and Equipment Co., of Barber, N.J., for scrapping.
LST-1 earned four battle stars for World War II service.