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USS LINDSEY (DD-771 / DM-32 / MMD-32)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NHJW

Displacement 3218 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 376' 6"(oa) x 40' 10" x 14' 2" (Max)
Armament 6 x 5"/38AA (3x2), 12 x 40mm AA, 11 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.5 Knots, Range 3300 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 336.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, San Pedro. September 12 1943.
Launched March 5 1944 and commissioned August 20 1944.
Completed as Minelayer DM-32, reclassified MMD-32 January 1 1969.
Decommissioned May 23 1946.
Stricken October 1 1970.
Fate Sunk as target off Virginia May 9 1972.

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Lindsey 74kEugene E. Lindsey, born in Sprague, Wash., 2 July 1905, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1927. After duty in Nevada (BB-36) and Saratoga (CV-3) he completed flight training in 1929, and served with a bombing squadron in Lexington (CV-2)and an observation squadron in Maryland (BB-46). From 3 June 1940 he commanded a torpedo squadron in Enterprise (CV-6). Lindsey was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for brilliantly successful leadership of his squadron in attacks on Kwajalein and Wotje in the Marshalls 1 February 1942. He gave his life in action 4 June 1942 in the Battle of Midway; in which his squadron played a valiant and selfless role, pressing home their attack through merciless antiaircraft fire. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his important contribution to this great American victory. Photo #: NH 84903. Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Eugene E. Lindsey, USN (1905-1942), photographed circa 1929. He completed flight training in that year. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Bill Gonyo
Lindsey 73kAs the DM-32. The ship is painted in camouflage Measure 32, Design 11a.John N. Egeland, Jr.
Lindsey 494kNewspaper clipping from September 29 1945 describing the attacks on the Linsey at Okinawa on April 12 1945.Ron Reeves
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USS LINDSEY DD-771 / DM-32 / MMD-32 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Thomas Edward Chambers    Aug 20 1944 - Oct 18 1945
LCDR Willard Young Howell    Oct 18 1945 - May 25 1946

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Richard Powers
Address: 2224 Owen Street, Charleston, SC 29414
E-mail: None

Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource Minesweeper Pages, USS Lindsey (DM-32)
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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