Allied Warships

USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD 729)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 729 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down11 Sep 1943 
Launched12 Feb 1944 
Commissioned2 May 1944 
End service12 Feb 1971 
History

Decommissioned 12 February 1971.
Stricken 1 February 1974.
Transferred to Taiwan 6 May 1974 and cannibalized for spare parts.

 

Commands listed for USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD 729)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Francis Thomas Williamson, USN2 May 194431 May 1945
2Cdr. William Baumert Braun, USN31 May 1945Oct 1946

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Notable events involving Lyman K. Swenson include:


31 Jul 1944
USS Lyman K. Swenson departed from Boston bound for the Pacific.

8 Aug 1944
USS Lyman K. Swenson transits the Panama Canal.

30 Aug 1944
USS Lyman K. Swenson arrived at Pearl Harbor.

28 Sep 1944
USS Lyman K. Swenson departed from Pearl Harbor.

13 Oct 1944
USS Lyman K. Swenson arrived at Ulithi.

21 Oct 1944
USS Lyman K. Swenson departed from Ulithi to support the operations of Leyte.

2 Nov 1944
USS Lyman K. Swenson returns to Ulithi.

5 Nov 1944
USS Lyman K. Swenson departed from Ulithi with TG 38.1 for operations against Luzon.

24 Nov 1944
USS Lyman K. Swenson returns to Ulithi.

7 Dec 1944
USS Lyman K. Swenson departed from Ulithi with TG 38.2 for operations against Luzon.

24 Dec 1944
USS Lyman K. Swenson returns to Ulithi.

30 Dec 1944
USS Lyman K. Swenson departed from Ulithi with TG 38.1 for operations against Luzon and Formosa and a raid into the South China Sea.

26 Jan 1945
USS Lyman K. Swenson returns to Ulithi.

10 Feb 1945
USS Lyman K. Swenson departed from Ulithi with TG 58.1.

4 Mar 1945
USS Lyman K. Swenson returns to Ulithi.

14 Mar 1945
USS Lyman K. Swenson departed from Ulithi to support the Okinawa landings, once again she sailed with TG 58.1.

30 Apr 1945
USS Lyman K. Swenson returns to Ulithi.

9 May 1945
USS Lyman K. Swenson departed from Ulithi with TG 58.1.

13 Jun 1945
USS Lyman K. Swenson arrived at San Pedro Bay, Philippines.

1 Jul 1945
USS Lyman K. Swenson departed from San Pedro Bay, Philippines with TG 38.1.

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman


United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore


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