Allied Warships

USS Lamson (DD 367)

Destroyer of the Mahan class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 367 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Laid down20 Mar 1934 
Launched17 Jun 1936 
Commissioned1 Oct 1936 
End service 

Sunk in the atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll on 25 July 1946
Stricken 15 August 1946.


Commands listed for USS Lamson (DD 367)

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1Lt.Cdr. Byron Hall Hanlon, USN16 Jun 1938Apr 1940 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. Phillip Henry Pendleton, USNApr 1940Apr 1941 (1)
3Lt.Cdr. Preston Virginius Mercer, USNApr 194112 Jun 1942
4Lt. Walter Terry Jenkins, USN12 Jun 194223 Jun 1942
5Lt.Cdr. Phillip Henry Fitzgerald, USN23 Jun 1942Nov 1943
6T/Cdr. Joseph Russell Rubins, USNNov 194319 May 1944
7T/Cdr. John Vavasour Noel, Jr., USN19 May 194416 Aug 1945 (1)
8Lt. Cmdr. Robert McCormick Ayer, USNR16 Aug 194524 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.

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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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