EX‐USS SHADWELL Disposal – Wreck in Place
Feb. 20, 2018 - EX USS SHADWELL, a decommissioned CASA GRANDE Class Dock Landing Ship has had a long history supporting the US Navy. She was built by Newport News Shipbuilding in 1944, and served as a commissioned vessel thru 1970. NRL took custody and began using her for testing firefighting equipment, procedures and testing fire resistance of materials beginning 1988. After decades of testing, she was retired from NRL service in October 2016.