Dock Landing Ship

LSD 21   -   USS Fort Mandan




USS Fort Mandan (LSD 21)

US Navy photo

Type, Class:


Dock Landing Ship; Casa Grande - class;



Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, USA



Laid down: January 2, 1945

Launched: June 2, 1945

Commissioned: October 31, 1945

Decommissioned: January 16, 1948

Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Recommissioned: October 25, 1950
Decommissioned: 23 January 1971
Transferred to Greece under the Security Assistance Program (SAP) January 23, 1971.

renamed HNS Nafkratoussa (L-153)
Struck from the Naval Register and sold to Greece, 8 February 1980.
Decommissioned by the Greek Navy in February 2000.

Final Disposition: sold for scrap in November 2001 to be dismantled at Aliaga, Turkey.






> 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 Fort Mandan (LSD 21):