USS Lamson (DD 367)
Destroyer of the Mahan class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||20 Mar 1934|
|Launched||17 Jun 1936|
|Commissioned||1 Oct 1936|
Sunk in the atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll on 25 July 1946
Commands listed for USS Lamson (DD 367)
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|George Gill Ball, USN||(1)|
|1||Cdr. Hubert Esterly Paddock, USN||21 Oct 1936||Jun 1937|
|2||Neil Kittrell Dietrich, USN||Jun 1937||16 Jun 1938 (1)|
|3||Byron Hall Hanlon, USN||16 Jun 1938||Apr 1940 (1)|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Phillip Henry Pendleton, USN||Apr 1940||Apr 1941 (1)|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Preston Virginius Mercer, USN||Apr 1941||12 Jun 1942|
|6||Walter Terry Jenkins, USN||12 Jun 1942||23 Jun 1942|
|7||Lt.Cdr. Phillip Henry Fitzgerald, USN||23 Jun 1942||1 Nov 1943|
|8||Joseph Russell Rubins, USN||1 Nov 1943||19 May 1944|
|9||Lt.Cdr. John Vavasour Noel, Jr., USN||19 May 1944||16 Aug 1945 (1)|
|10||Lt.Cdr. Robert McCormick Ayer, USNR||16 Aug 1945||24 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Lamson include:
29 Dec 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) was undocked and then departed Seeadler Harbour for Pearl Harbour. No.3 propeller had been removed and sucured on the deck of the ship. During the trip to Pearl Harbour Iowa was escorted by the destroyers USS Caldwell (Lt.Cdr. D.R. Robinson, USNR), USS Killen (Cdr. H.G. Corey, USN) and USS Lamson (Cdr. J.V. Noel, Jr., USN).
For the daily positions of USS Iowa during this passage see the map below.