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USS LAMSON (DD-328)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NUNC

CLASS - CLEMSON As Built.
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 Iowa, and appointed to the Naval Academy 20 September 1858. After graduating in 1862, he saw action in the Civil War. Lamson commanded Mount Vernon in joint Army-Navy operations on the Wansemont River, and he played an important role in the capture of batteries at Hills Point. 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. He resigned from the Navy in 1866. In 1895 Lamson was appointed lieutenant and placed on the retired list. Lieutenant Lamson died in Portland, Oreg., 14 August 1903. Photo #: NH 53730. 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). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Bill Gonyo
Lamson 52kPhoto #: NH 99267, USS Lamson (DD-328) underway at sea, during the 1920s. Collection of Admiral Harold R. Stark, USN. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Paul Rebold
Lamson 91kPhiladelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania View of the Yard's Delaware River waterfront, 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 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. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Fred Weiss
Lamson 106kShips of Destroyer Division 27 moored with several yachts and other vessels in Venice Harbour, 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 171kCirca 1927, location unknown. NARA # 80G466026.Daniel Dunham/Robert Hurst
Lamson 103kUSS Whitney (AD-4) With USS Lamson (DD-328) alongside, in the Hudson River, New York, at 1000 Hrs. on 2 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

USS LAMSON DD-328 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Frank Linn Johnston    Apr 19 1921 - ?
LCDR Henry Davis McGuire    Feb 1922 - Dec 20 1922
CDR Burton Hepburn Green    Dec 20 1922 - ?
LCDR Samuel Spotswood Payne    Dec 15 1924 - ?
LCDR Rufus King    May 10 1927 - ?
LCDR Robert Alfred Lavender    Nov 1929 - May 1930

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