LST-43 was laid down on 19 June 1943 at Philadelphia, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 28 August 1943; sponsored by Mrs. C. A. Hill; and commissioned on 6 October 1943. She was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater during World War II and participated in the occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls from 31 January to 8 February 1944. On 21 May 1944, she was lost through an accident. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 18 July 1944. She was raised but deemed beyond economical repair and was subsequently sunk by torpedoes in 1945.
LST-43 earned one battle star for World War II