Dock Landing Ship

LSD 15   -   USS Shadwell




USS Shadwell (LSD 15)

US Navy photo

Type, Class:


Dock Landing Ship; Casa Grande - class;



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



Laid down: January 17, 1944

Launched: May 14, 1944

Commissioned: July 24, 1944

Decommissioned: July 10, 1947

laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange, Texas

Recommissioned: September 20, 1950

Decommissioned: March 9, 1970

Fate: Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, Virginia.
Struck from the Naval Register, November 1, 1976.
Final Disposition: ex-Shadwell is in the custody of the Naval Research Laboratory/Office of Naval Research, Fire Research Det. Little Sands Island, Mobile Bay, Mobile, Alabama as the US Navy damage control test ship.






> 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 Shadwell (LSD 15):