Allied Warships

USS Lardner (DD 487)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 487 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down15 Sep 1941 
Launched20 Mar 1942 
Commissioned13 May 1942 
End service16 May 1946 

Decommissioned 16 May 1946.
Stricken 15 August 1949.
Transferred to Turkey on 10 June 1949 being renamed Gemlik. Gemlik was stricken in 1974.
Sunk as a target on 21 November 1982 in the Eastern Mediterranean.


Commands listed for USS Lardner (DD 487)

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1Lt.Cdr. Willard Merton Sweetser, USN13 May 194216 Jun 1943
2LCdr Otto Carl Schatz, Jr., USN16 Jun 194319 May 1944 (1)
3LCdr Jefferson David Parker, USN19 May 19447 Jun 1945 (1)
4LCdr James Boyd, III, USN7 Jun 194516 May 1946 (1)

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