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USS Lamons (DE 743)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 8 stars - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon w/ 1 star


Specifications:
Class: Cannon
Type: DET (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, long hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1240 tons (light), 1620 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 10,800 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: 15 / 201
Lamons (DE 743) Building and Operational Data:
  • 10 April 1943: Keel laid by the Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Pedro, Calif.
  • 1 August 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Leora M. Lamons, widow of Boatswain Mate Second Class Lamons
  • 29 February 1944: Commissioned at Los Angeles, Lcdr C. K. Hutchison in command
  • 14 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
  • 1 August 1972: Stricken from the NVR
  • 15 October 1973: Sold for scrapping
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    View the USS Lamons (DE 743) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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    Additional Resources

    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Lamons
    The Destroyer History Foundation
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