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Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUNC

Displacement 1,215 Tons, Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 1 x 3"/23AA, 12 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 26,500 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 114
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco August 13 1919.
Launched September 1 1920 and commissioned April 19 1921.
Decommissioned May 1 1930.
Stricken October 22 1930.
Fate Sold January 17 1931 to Boston Iron & Metal, Baltimore and broken up for scrap.

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Lamson 97kRoswell Hawkes Lamson was born in Burlington, Iowa, 30 March 1838. At the age of nine, he journeyed across country with his parents to settle near present-day Sheridan, Oregon. He was appointed to the Naval Academy 20 September 1858, the first naval cadet appointed from the future state of Oregon. After graduating in 1862, he saw much action in the Civil War. Lamson commanded Mount Vernon in joint Army-Navy operations on the Nansemond River, and played an important role in the capture of batteries at Hill's Point, Virginia, on 14 April 1863, where he was slightly wounded. While in command of Gettysburg, he was in the forefront of the attack on Fort Fisher, and he gallantly piloted the powder boat Louisiana in under the fort. Wounded in the shoulder during the assault, and suffering from poor health, Lamson finished his naval career as Goldsborough's flag lieutenant, serving with the first American squadron to visit Europe after the ned of the war. He resigned from the Navy in 1866, returning to Oregon five years later, where he engaged in farming. Lamson served as the Yamhill County clerk and professor of mathmatics at Pacific University. In 1877 he began a two decade term as clerk of the United States Court in Portland, retiring only due to ill health. In 1895 Lamson was appointed lieutenant and placed on the retired list. Lieutenant Lamson died in Portland, Oregon, 14 August 1903.
USS Gettysburg (1864-1879) montage featuring a painting of the ship (by De Simone, Naples, 1878) and views of four officers who served in her in 1864-1865. The officers are (clockwise from upper right): Lieutenant Roswell H. Lamson, Commanding Officer; Henry S. Hutchings, Paymaster's Clerk; Acting Master's Mate H.J. ("I" ?) Derbyshire; and Acting 3rd Assistant Engineer Enoch B. Carter (probably - there is no Engineer named "William Carter" in contemporary Navy Registers). Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 53730
Bill Gonyo
USS Lamson (DD-328)
Lamson 114kUSS Lamson (DD-328) underway at sea, during the 1920s. Collection of Admiral Harold R. Stark, USN. Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 99267Original: Paul Rebold
Replacement: Robert Hurst
Lamson 599kDelaware River waterfront of Philadelphia Navy Yard, with the hammerhead crane in center, 31 May 1923. Among the ships visible are: USS Lamson (DD-328), in left center; USS Sandpiper (AM-51) and USS Teal (AM-23), at right, with the crane ship Kearsarge (AB-1) beyond; Destroyers Preston (DD-327), Coghlan (DD-326) and Sharkey (DD-281), partially visible at left. USS Dobbin (AD-3) is fitting out on the opposite side of the pier, at left.
Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 43453
Original: Fred Weiss/Ron Reeves
Replacement: Dave Wright
Lamson 699kShips of Destroyer Division 27 moored with several yachts and other vessels off Venice, 3 April 1926. The destroyers are (from left centre to right centre): USS Preston (DD-327); USS Lamson (DD-328); USS Coghlan (DD-326) and USS Bruce (DD-329) USN Photo No NH86200.Robert Hurst
Lamson 171kUnderway circa 1927, location unknown. National Archives photo 80-G-466026.Daniel Dunham/Robert Hurst
Lamson 573kUSS Whitney (AD-4) with USS Lamson (DD-328) alongside in the Hudson River, New York, at 1000 hours, 02 May 1927. Several other destroyers are in the background, among them USS Bruce (DD-329) at right. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Lamson 736kEnlarged detail of above photo.Dave Wright

USS LAMSON DD-328 History
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Commanding Officers
01LCDR Frank Linn Johnston (USNA 1913)19 April 1921 - 14 June 1921
02LCDR Frank Nathaniel Eklund (USNA 1905)14 June 1921 - 10 February 1922
03LCDR Henry Davis McGuire (USNA 1908)10 February 1922 - 02 October 1922
04CDR Burton Hepburn Green (USNA 1905)02 October 1922 - 15 December 1924
05LCDR Samuel Spotswood Payne (USNA 1908)15 December 1924 - 10 May 1927
06LCDR Rufus King (USNA 1908)10 May 1927 - - 16 November 1929
07LCDR Robert Alfred Lavender (USNA 1912)16 November 1929 - 01 May 1930
Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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Destroyer History Foundation
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