Dock Landing Ship

LSD 32   -   USS Spiegel Grove




USS Spiegel Grove (LSD 32)

US Navy photo

Type, Class:


Dock Landing Ship; Thomaston - class;



Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA



Laid down: September 7, 1954

Launched: November 10, 1955

Commissioned: June 8, 1956

Decommissioned: October 2, 1989

Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Struck from the Naval Register - December 13, 1989.
Custody transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, Virginia.
Title transferred from MARAD the State of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Largo, Florida - June 13, 2001.
Final Disposition: sunk as an artificial reef, May 17, 2002 six miles off the Florida Keys, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.






> see history, below;

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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 Spiegel Grove (LSD 32):