LST-1002 was laid down on 3 May 1944 at the Boston Navy Yard; launched on 8 June 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Mary E. Nelson; and commissioned on 25 June 1944, Lt. S. Edelson, USNR, in command.
During World War II, LST-1002 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from April through June 1945.. The ship was decommissioned on 22 May 1946 and transferred to the State Department for disposition that same day. She was struck from teh Navy list on 3 July 1946.
LST-1002 earned one battle star for World War II service.