USS Lamson (DD-328)

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USS Lamson
Career (US)
Namesake: Roswell Lamson
Builder: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Union Iron Works, San Francisco
Laid down: 13 August 1919
Launched: 1 September 1920
Commissioned: 19 April 1921
Decommissioned: 1 May 1930
Struck: 22 October 1930
Fate: Sold for scrapping, 17 January 1931
General characteristics
Class & type: Clemson-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,190 tons
Length: 314 feet 5 inches (95.83 m)
Beam: 31 feet 8 inches (9.65 m)
Draft: 9 feet 3 inches (2.82 m)
Propulsion: 26,500 shp (20 MW);
geared turbines,
2 screws
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h)
Range: 4,900 nmi (9,100 km)
  @ 15 kt
Complement: 122 officers and enlisted
Armament: 4 × 4" (102 mm), 1 × 3" (76 mm), 12 × 21" (533 mm) torpedo tubes

The second USS Lamson (DD-328) was a Clemson-class destroyer in the United States Navy following World War I. She was named for American Civil War naval hero Roswell Lamson.

History[edit]

Lamson was laid down 13 August 1919 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, San Francisco, California; launched 1 September 1920; sponsored by Miss Annette Rolph; and commissioned 19 April 1921, Lieutenant Commander F. L. Johnston in command.

After shakedown, Lamson was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet, arriving Charleston, South Carolina, 28 December 1921. From 1921 to 1925, the destroyer operated along the east coast and in the Caribbean, participating in fleet maneuvers, war games, and reserve training cruises.

Assigned to the U.S. Naval Forces in Europe, Lamson departed Boston, Massachusetts 18 June 1925 for operations in European and Mediterranean waters. Returning to the United States 1 year later, Lamson rejoined the Scouting Fleet and resumed exercises and maneuvers along the Atlantic coast and in the Caribbean.

Fate[edit]

The destroyer continued these operations until she decommissioned at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 May 1930. Lamson was sold 17 January 1931 to Boston Iron & Metal Company, Baltimore, Maryland, and scrapped 18 October 1934.

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