Dock Landing Ship

LSD 30   -   USS Fort Snelling




USS Fort Snelling (LSD 30)

US Navy photo

Type, Class:


Dock Landing Ship; Thomaston - class;



Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA



Laid down: August 17, 1953

Launched: July 16, 1954

Commissioned: January 24, 1955

Decommissioned: September 28, 1984

Custody transferred to MARAD, September 7, 1989.
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet.
Struck from the Naval Register, February 24, 1992.
Final Disposition: sold by MARAD for scrap

to Peck Recycling, Richmond, Virginia.






> see history, below;

Ship's Motto:



Technical Data:

(Measures, Propulsion,

Armament, Aviation, etc.)


see: INFO > Dock Landing Ship / Thomaston - class


ship images


Photo credits: US Navy, US Naval Historical Center


Namesake & History:



USS Fort Snelling (LSD 30):