LST-6 was laid down on 20 July 1942 at Wilmington, Del., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 21 October 1942; sponsored by Mrs. H. E. Haven; and commissioned on 30 January 1943.
During World War II, LST-6 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:
Sicilian occupation—July 1943
Salerno landings—September 1943
Invasion of Normandy—June 1944
On 17 November 1944, she was mined and sunk in six fathoms of water while en route from Rouen, France, to Portland, England. She was struck from the Navy list on 22 December 1944 LST-6 earned three battle stars for World War II service.