Photos by Fred Hoffmann James River Reseve Fleet
ex-USS Donner LSD 20

Her Last Voyage November 2004
Donner at last berth US DOT MARAD
James River Reserve Fleet, Ft Eustis VA
Donner Underway & In Port
NASA MR2 Recovery "HAM" & SoLantAmity III Africa 1961
GitMO 1945

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Her Last Voyage to All Star Metals Salvage Shipyard, Brownsville, TX
USS Donner LSD-20

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal (2) -
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Congo, 1-Dominican Republic)


Cabildo Class Dock Landing Ship:
Launched, 6 April 1945, at Boston Naval Shipyard, Boston, MA.
Commissioned USS Donner (LSD-20), 31 July 1945
Decommissioned, 12 August 1949
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
Recommissioned, 15 September 1950
Decommissioned  23 December 1970
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 November 1976
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA.
Final Disposition to be scrapped at All Star Metals Brownsville, TX 27 November 2004
Displacement 4,490 t.(lt), 9,375 t.(fl)
Length 457' 9"
Beam 72' 2"
Draft 18'
Speed 15 kts.
Complement 326
Boats (Well Deck Capacity) 18 LCMs
Aircraft 9 helicopters on added flight deck
Armament one 5"/38 DP gun mount, two twin 40mm gun mounts, two quad 40mm gun mounts, 16 single 20mm gun mounts
Propulsion two geared turbines, 2 shafts, 7,400 SHP
USS Donner LSD 20 Specifications
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
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