LST-27 was laid down on 10 December 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 27 April 1943; sponsored by Mrs. R. R. Creed; and commissioned on 25 June 1943.
During World War II, LST-27 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:
Convoy UGS-36—April 1944
Invasion of Normandy—June 1944
LST-27 was decommissioned on 9 November 1945 and was struck from the Navy list on 28 November 1945. On 15 December 1947, she was sold to the Rhode Island Navigation Co., of Newport, R.I., for scrapping.
LST-27 earned two battle stars for World War II service.