Dock Landing Ship

LSD 14   -   USS Rushmore




USS Rushmore (LSD 14)

US Navy photo

Type, Class:


Dock Landing Ship; Casa Grande - class;



Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.; Newport News, Virginia, USA



Laid down: December 31, 1943

Launched: May 10, 1944

Commissioned: July 3, 1944

Decommissioned: August 16, 1946

laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Pascagoula, Mississippi

Recommissioned: September 21, 1950

Decommissioned: September 30, 1970

struck from the Naval Register, November 1, 1976

Fate: Custody transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, Virginia.
Final Disposition: sunk as a target 28 April 1993.






> see history, below;

Ship's Motto:



Technical Data:

(Measures, Propulsion,

Armament, Aviation, etc.)


see: INFO > Dock Landing Ship / Casa Grande - class


ship images


Photo credits: US Navy, US Naval Historical Center


Namesake & History:



USS Rushmore (LSD 14):