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  USS Lamson DD-367
USN
Mahan class destroyer

1,500 Tons
341' 4" x 34' 8" x 9' 1"
Armament 1936-1944
5 x 5"/38 cal DP guns
12 x 21"torpedo tubes
4 x .50 cal MG
2 x depth charge racks

Armament 1944-1946
4 x 5/38 cal DP guns
12 x 21" torpedo tubes
4 x 40mm AA
6 x 20mm AA
2 x depth charge racks
4 x K-gun depth charges

Construction
Built by Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. Laid down March 20, 1934. Launched June 17, 1936. Commissioned October 21, 1936.

During July 1937 Lexington participated in the search for Lockheed Model 10 Electra 1055 piloted by Amelia Earhart with navigator Frederick Joseph "Fred" Noonan. During the search she was escorted by USS Lamson DD-367.

PARTIAL HISTORY

Postwar
For her World War II service, Lamson earned five battle stars. During May 1946 arrived at Bikini Atoll and was used as a target vessel during Operation Crossroads and anchored in a target array.

Sinking History
On July 1, 1946 Lamson was positioned 760 yards from the aiming point as "ship #6" with her port side broadside to the blast and sank into Bikini Atoll.

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Last Updated
January 10, 2018

 

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