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USS Lansing (DE 388)
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign:
N - K - J - M
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "Flash Back"
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal
Second Row: European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - WWII Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star
Type: FMR (geared diesel, Fairbanks-Morse reverse gear drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1200 tons (light), 1590 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 20' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 Fairbanks-Morse Mod. 38d81/8 geared diesel engines, 4 diesel-generators, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 9,100 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1),
1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 8 / 201
Lansing (DE 388) Building and Operational Data:
15 May 1943: Keel laid at the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.
2 August 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Alberta L. Lansing, widow of William H. Lansing
10 November 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr S. R. Sands, USCG, in command
25 April 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
15 June 1952: Loaned to USCG and Recommissioned as WDE-488 at Green Cove Springs, Fla., Lcdr William F. Adams, USCG, in command
29 March 1954: Returned USN and Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal.
21 October 1955: Reclassified and converted DER 388
18 December 1956: Recommissioned at Long Beach, Cal., Lcdr G. N. DeBuer, USN, in command
2 June 1957: Assigned to the Pacific Barrier for radar picket duty operating out of Pearl Harbor, Hi.
21 May 1965: Decommissioned at Bremerton, Wash.
1 February 1974: Struck from the NVR
6 September 1974: Sold for scrapping to the Levin Metals Co., San Jose, Calif. for $72,216.00, dismantled at Richmond, Cal.
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||29 April 1945: Lansing, painted in measure MS21 camouflage color scheme, underway slowly. (U.S. Navy photo from the National Archives, courtesy of Chris Wright)
||29 April 1945: New York Harbor (National Archives Photo)
||Terry A. Moberg
RM2 (1960 - 1963)
||Date unknown: USCGC Lansing (WDE-488) believed to have been taken at Sand Island, off Honolulu, Hawaii (Official Coast Guard photo, National Archives)
||March 1957: operating off Point Loma, Cal. (Photo: National Archives)
||1960: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Two scenes from the movie "The Wackiest Ship in the Army" showing Finch moored outboard of Durant. The movie was a 1960 CinemaScope comedy-drama war film starring Jack Lemmon, Ricky Nelson, and Chips Rafferty. It was filmed at Pearl Harbor and the island Kauai.
||16 November 1963: Pacific Ocean
||October 1964: Moored at Johnston Island in the South Pacific. (Photo: National Archives)
||Terry A. Moberg
|Lansing's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command
|1.) 10 Nov. 1943 - 05 Jun. 1944|| Cdr. Simon Ray Sands, Jr., USCG (comm.)
|2.) 05 Jun. 1944 - 25 Jun. 1945|| Cdr. Richard F. Rea, USCG
|3.) 25 Jun. 1945 - 25 Apr. 1946|| Lcdr. S.G.. Carkeek, USCG (decomm.)
|4.) 15 Jun. 1952 - 29 Mar. 1954|| Lcdr. William F. Adams, USCG (as WDE-488)
|5.) 18 Dec. 1956 - 20 Feb. 1958|| Lcdr. Claude Noel DeBuhr (recomm.)
|6.) 20 Feb. 1958 - 08 Sep. 1959|| Cdr. Edwin Brook Flory
|7.) 08 Sep. 1959 - 11 Jul. 1961|| Lcdr. Eugene William Ostlund
|8.) 11 Jul. 1961 - 09 Aug. 1963|| Lcdr. Donald James Krejcarek
|9.) 09 Aug. 1963 - 21 May 1965|| Cdr. Robert Treat Shultz (decomm.)
View the USS Lansing (DE 388) DANFS history entry
located on the US Naval Historical Center website.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: Terry A. Moberg
Address: 902 Cindy St. / Brainerd MN 56401
Phone: (218) 829-3288
E-mail: Terry Moberg
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