Dock Landing Ship

LSD 19   -   USS Comstock




USS Comstock (LSD 19)

US Navy photo

Type, Class:


Dock Landing Ship; Casa Grande - class;



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



Laid down: unk.

Launched: April 28, 1945

Commissioned: July 2, 1945

Decommissioned: early 1970’s

Fate: Struck from the Naval Register, June 30, 1976.
Title transfer to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet.
Sold for scrapping, October 17, 1984 by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), towed to Taiwan for scrapping.
Instead of being scrapped the Taiwanese Navy replaced ex-USS White Marsh (LSD-8) with ex-USS Comstock (LSD-19) and renamed ex-Comstock as ROCS Cheng Chung (LSD-191) the same name and hull number the ex-White Marsh carried.
Current Disposition, still active in the Taiwanese Navy in 2004 and will remain on active duty until replaced by an Anchorage class LSD.






> see history, below;

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Technical Data:

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Armament, Aviation, etc.)


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


ship images


Photo credits: US Navy, US Naval Historical Center


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USS Comstock (LSD 19):