Dock Landing Ship

LSD 40   -   USS Fort Fisher




USS Fort Fisher (LSD 40)

US Navy photo

Type, Class:


Dock Landing Ship; Anchorage - class;



General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division, Quincy, Massachusetts, USA



Laid down:

Launched: April 22, 1972

Commissioned: December 9, 1972

Decommissioned: February 27, 1998

Struck from the Naval Register - February 27, 1998.

Transferred to MARAD - February 28, 1998 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet,

Suisun Bay, Benecia, California – until sold under SAP.

Final Disposition: offered for sinking as an artificial reef






> see history, below;

Ship's Motto:



Technical Data:

(Measures, Propulsion,

Armament, Aviation, etc.)


see: INFO > Dock Landing Ship / Anchorage - class


ship images


Photo credits: US Navy, US Naval Historical Center


Namesake & History:



USS Fort Fisher (LSD 40):