Dock Landing Ship

LSD 18   -   USS Colonial




USS Colonial (LSD 18)

US Navy photo

Type, Class:


Dock Landing Ship; Casa Grande - class;



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



Laid down: August 1, 1944

Launched: February 28, 1945

Commissioned: May 15, 1945

Decommissioned: 1970

Fate: Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Mare Island, Vallejo, California.
Struck from the Naval Register, October 15, 1976.
Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), July 29, 1992, for disposal.
Final Disposition: sold for scrap,  September 8, 1993, for $353,725, to California Imports and Exports and towed Shanghai, China for scrapping. Scrapped.






> 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 Colonial (LSD 18):