Lyman Knute Swenson, USN

Born  23 Oct 1892Pleasant Grove, Utah
Died  13 Nov 1942(50)

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1 Apr 1937 Cdr.
1 Jan 1942 T/Capt.
30 Jun 1942 Capt.


12 Nov 1942 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Lyman Knute Swenson, USN

USS Twiggs (i) (DD 127)Cdr.Destroyer30 Sep 193923 Oct 1940
USS Juneau (CL 52)T/Capt.Anti-aircraft cruiser14 Feb 194213 Nov 1942 (+)

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Anti-aircraft cruiser USS Juneau (CL 52)

14 Feb 1942
Commissioned on Saturday morning 14 February 1942 in Berth 16, alongside Pier 2, Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York. First and only commanding officer of USS Juneau (CL-52) was Captain Lyman Knute Swenson, USN (born 23 October 1892, Pleasant Grove, Utah). The first Executive Officer was Commander Walter Ellery Moore, USN (born 9 April 1900, California).

13 Nov 1942
Four pharmacists from Juneau had been transferred earlier in the day to the USS San Francisco to operate on its mortally wounded Captain, Cassin Young. (2)

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