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DD-367 USS Lamson

USS Lamson was built at Bath, Maine and commissioned in October 1936. She was sent to the Pacific in mid-1937 where she served for the rest of her career. Lamson was initially stationed at San Diego, but then moved to Pearl Harbor in 1939. While she was patrolling at sea, the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor occurred that started the Pacific War. In early 1942, she headed to the South Pacific for patrol and escort missions, which she continued through 1943 with occasional combat operations as well. After this, she went on to New Guinea to offer bombardment and other invasion support until early 1944.

USS Lamson was then returned to California for overhaul, and then sent back into the Pacific a few months later. She did patrols and escort services until October 1944, when she joined the Seventh Fleet and helped with escorts to Leyte. At this time, she was damaged by a suicide plane and lost 25 crew members, but she made it back to the U.S. for repairs. Once repaired, she went back to the Pacific and even took part in the occupation of Japan after the war’s end before returning home. She was made a target for atomic testing and sank as part of the Able Day detonation in July 1946.

DD-367 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1934 - Keel Date: 20 MAR 1934
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
JUN 1936 - Launch Date: 17 JUN 1936
OCT 1936 - Commissioned: 21 OCT 1936

DD-367 General Specifications

Class: Mahan class destroyer

Named for: Roswell Hawkes Lamson

Complement: 158 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1500 tons

Length: 341 feet 4 inches

Beam: 34 feet 8 inches

Flank Speed: 36 Knots

Final Disposition: Sunk 2 July 1946