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USS Lyman (DE 302)

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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 5 stars - WWII Victory Medal

Class: Evarts
Type: GMT (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, short hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1,140 tons (light), 1,430 tons (full)
Length: 283' 6" (wl), 289' 5" (oa)
Beam: 35' 0" (extreme)
Draft: 11' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 19 kts
Range: 4,150 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 - 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 - 1.1"/75 cal. Mk2 quad AA (4x1), 9 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 183
Lyman (DE 302) Building and Operational Data:
  • 22 April 1943: Keel laid by the Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, Cal.
  • 19 August 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Chan Lyman, wife of Ensign Lyman
  • 19 February 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr. James W. Wilson in command
  • 05 December 1945: Decommissioned at Kaiser Yard #2, Richmond, Cal. after 1 year and 9 months of service
  • 19 December 1945: Struck from the NVR
  • 26 December 1946: Sold for scrapping to the Puget Sound Navigation Co., Seattle, Wash.
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    175k 02 July 1943: Bow view of USS Lyman (DE 302) is seen on the building ways at Mare Island. The USS Lake (DE 301) is on the right.

    (U.S. Navy photo #DE-302-4811-43)
    Darryl Baker
    PNCM, USNR (ret.)

    Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
    189k 02 July 1943: Stern view of Lyman is seen on the building ways. Lake is on the left.

    (U.S. Navy photo #DE-302-4810-43)
    123k 19 August 1943: Distinguished guests at the launching of the USS Lyman (DE 302). Left to right: Mrs. P. Robert Palmer (Matron of Honor), Capt. W. E. Malloy (Yard Planning Officer), Mrs. Chan Lyman (Sponsor), Capt. F. W. Scanland, Mrs. Grace Lyman (mother of Ensign Lyman) and Mr. P. Robert Palmer.

    (U.S. Navy photo #DE-302-5962-43)
    122k 19 August 1943: Broadside view of Lyman after her launching.

    (U.S. Navy photo #DE-302-5957-43)
    ***Lake / Lyman***
    243k 10 January 1944: Vallejo, Cal. - Bow on view of Lake (DE 301) and Lyman berthed at a fitting out dock in the Mare Island Navy Yard prior to commissioning. Aft of them are Crowley (DE 303) and Rall (DE 304).

    (U.S. Navy photo #DE-259 19-N-86023 from the National Archives and Records Administration, courtesy of  Chris Wright)
    Ed Zajkowski
    Narvon, Pa.
    113k 23 April 1944: Bow on view of Lyman off San Francisco.

    (U.S. Navy photo #DE-302-2479-44)
    Darryl Baker
    PNCM, USNR (ret.)

    Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
    133k 23 April 1944: Broadside view of Lyman off San Francisco.

    (U.S. Navy photo #DE-302-2481-44)
    96k 23 April 1944: Stern view of Lyman off San Francisco.

    (U.S. Navy photo #DE-302-2484-44)

    Lyman History
    View the USS Lyman (DE 302) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    View a short article on the design and development of the Evarts Class DE submitted by Bob Sables.
    View the official War History of USS Lyman as submitted by the ship at war's end.

    Lyman's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 19 Feb. 1944 - 22 Aug. 1945Lcdr. James W. Wilson, USNR (Seattle, Wash.)
    2.) 22 Aug. 1945 - 03 Dec. 1945Lcdr. John D. Lawson, USNR (Hayward, Cal.)

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