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Lansdale (DM 6)

Call sign:
George - Sail - Watch - Jig

Call sign (1921):
Nan - Easy - Rush - Love

Wickes Class Destroyer/Stribling Class Light Minelayer:

  • Laid down 20 April 1918 at Fore River Shipbuilding, Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Launched 21 July 1918
  • Commissioned USS Lansdale, Destroyer No. 101, 28 October 1918 at Boston Navy Yard
    Ships Data, U.S. Naval Vessels, 1921 list commissioning date as 26 October 1918
  • Reclassified as a Light Minelayer, DM-6, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned 25 April 1922 at Philadelphia, PA and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Philadelphia
  • Recommissioned 1 May 1930
  • Decommissioned 24 March 1931 at Philadelphia
  • Struck from the Navy Register 25 January 1937
  • Sold for scrap in March 1939 to the Union Shipbuilding Co. of Baltimore, MD.


  • Displacement 1,191 t.
    1921 - 1198 t.
  • Length 314' 4½"
  • Beam 30' 11¼"
  • Draft 9' 2"
  • Speed 34 kts.
    1921 - 35.17 kts.
  • Complement 103
    1921 - 122
  • Armament: Four 4"/50 mounts, two 1-pounders, one depth charge projector and two depth charge tracks
    1921 - Two 1-pounders replaced by one 3"/23 mount
  • Propulsion: Four White-Foster boilers, two 12,100shp Parsons turbines, two shafts
    1921 - Four Yarrow boilers and two 26,940shp Curtis geared turbines, two shafts.
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    Lansdale 33k c. 1921
    Seen here still carrying hull No.101
    Robert Hurst
    Lansdale 171k c. 1921
    Lansdale steaming at high speed on two boilers, following conversion to a light minelayer. The Mine Force emblem is painted on her bow, and mines are resting on their tracks aft. Lansdale probably continued to wear her destroyer number for some years thereafter. USS Woodcock (AM-14) is partially visible in the right background
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 5124
    Mike Green
    Israel 91k c. 1921
    Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA
    Still wearing their destroyer bow numbers with the mine force insignia painted on immediately behind, are (from left to right): USS Mahan (DM-7, formerly DD-102); Lansdale; USS Maury (DM 5, formerly DD-100); and USS Israel (DM 3, formerly DD-98)
    Photographed by H. J. Darley, 46 Water Street, Charlestown, Massachusetts
    U.S. Navy photo NH 103189 from the collections of the Naval Historical Center
    Barb Rebold

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    NavSource Destroyer Pages, USS Lansdale (DD-101)
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