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Photographer:Captain Peter [View profile]Title:USS SHADWELL LSD15Added:Jul 14, 2008
Captured:IMO:UnavailableHits:1,815
Location:Mobile, United States
Photo Category: Service Craft
Description:
at Little Sand Island, Mobile AL

13 jul 2008

Displacement: 4,490 tons
Length: 457 ft 9 in (140 m)
Beam: 72 in 2 in (22.0 m)
Draft: 18 ft 0 in (5.5 m)
Propulsion:
Speed: 15.4 knots (29 km/h)
Complement: 326
Armament:h 1 × 5 in (127 mm) gun
10 × 40 mm guns (2 × 4, 1 × 2)

Laid down: 17 January 1944
Launched: 24 May 1944
Commissioned: 24 July 1944
Decommissioned: 10 July 1947
Recommissioned: 20 September 1950
Decommissioned: 9 March 1970
Struck: 1 November 1976
Fate: U.S Naval Reserve firefighting training ship

there is a placard saying "NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Shadwell
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IMO:N/A
Pennant no.:LSD15
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Edward S. Renouard, III on Jul 14, 2008 13:53 (9 years ago)
What a classic! Too bad DC hulks rarely are preserved in museums. This is the oldest American LSD in existence, although the Taiwanese operate a later ship in the class, USS Comstock LSD 19. Great shot!
Captain Peter on Jul 14, 2008 02:06 (9 years ago)
hi Marc, many thanks :-)

in Mobile AL there is indeed interesting stuff around.

sometimes I believe I am the only shipspotter between Brownsville TX and Tampa FL ;-)

brgds
Capt Peter
Mobile AL
Marc Piché on Jul 14, 2008 01:24 (9 years ago)
Nice to see a super shot of the old girl.

Thanks, Peter.

Cheers,

Marc
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