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LST-282 was laid down on 12 July 1943 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 3 October 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Carl B. Ihli; and commissioned on 12 November 1943.

During World War II, LST-282 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the invasion of Normandy in June 1944 and the invasion of southern France in August 1944. On 15 August 1944, LST-282 was sunk by a German radio-controlled bomb off southern France and struck from the Navy list on 16 September 1944.

LST-282 earned two battle stars for World War II service.