Dock Landing Ship

LSD 26   -   USS Tortuga




USS Tortuga (LSD 26)

US Navy photo

Type, Class:


Dock Landing Ship; Casa Grande - class;



Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, USA



Laid down: October 16, 1944

Launched: January 21, 1945

Commissioned: June 8, 1945

Decommissioned: August 18, 1947

Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group.
Recommissioned: September 15, 1950
Decommissioned: January 26, 1970

Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), September 15, 1971, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet Suisun Bay, Benecia, California.
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 October 1976.
Final Disposition: scuttled, August 21, 1988 after grounding on San Miguel Island while being used as a target, the ship was partially dismantled, raised and towed offshore and scuttled on this date.






> 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 Tortuga (LSD 26):