USS Lansdowne (DD 486)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||31 Jul 1941|
|Launched||20 Feb 1942|
|Commissioned||29 Apr 1942|
|End service||2 May 1946|
Decommissioned 2 May 1946.
Commands listed for USS Lansdowne (DD 486)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Renwick Smedberg III, USN||29 Apr 1942||Feb 1943|
|2||Francis Joseph Foley, USN||Feb 1943||24 May 1944|
|3||William Squire Maddox, USN||24 May 1944||11 Dec 1944|
|4||Dave Johnston, Jr., USN||11 Dec 1944||11 Jan 1946|
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Notable events involving Lansdowne include:
13 Jul 1942
The depth charge attack made by USS Lansdowne near Colon, Panama, in position 09°46'N, 81°29'W and earlier credited with sinking the German U-boat U-153, was in fact carried out against a non-sub target.