USS Laning (DE 159)
Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Norfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||23 Apr 1943|
|Launched||4 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||1 Aug 1943|
|End service||13 Sep 1956|
Converted to High Speed Transport and reclassified as APD-55 on 24 November 1944.
Commands listed for USS Laning (DE 159)
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|1||T/Cdr. Edwin Charles Woodward, USN||1 Aug 1943||8 Nov 1943|
|2||Edwin Arthur Shuman, Jr., USNR||8 Nov 1943||Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Laning include:
5 May 1944
USS Laning picks up 136 survivors from the American destroyer escort USS Fechteler (DE 157) that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-967 about 120 nautical miles north-west of Oran, Algeria in position 36°07'N, 2°40'W.
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