USS Lamson


USS Lamson was a Mahan class destroyer laid down by Bath Iron Works company in March 1934. She was launched in
June 1936 and commissioned five months later. After sea trials in the Atlantic and Caribbean she was assigned to the Pacific Fleet in 1937. After the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 she served as an escort and took part in the Battle of Tassafaronga, and operations around the Solomon Islands and New Guinea. She was hit by a Japanese Kamikaze airplane in July 1944, and was withdrawn for quick repairs in 1945. She finished her service in the waters around Iwo Jima in late 1945, abd was assigned as a target ship in Operation Crossroads the following year.. She earned herself five Battle Stars for her service under World War Two. She was struck and sunk by the atomic bomb Baker 2. July 1946 outside the Bikini Atoll, and rest today on a depth of 35 to 45 meter.

Former names:
USS Lamson
241,4 x 34,8 x 9,1 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1500 displ ( std )
Bath ( US ) 1936
( US )

GPS: 11° 37.273' N, 165° 29.126' E
( Source: Scuba Doctor )

Picture: USS Lamson after a Kamikaze attack in 1944
Courtesy of US Navy, Public domain

Last updated: February 2019