USS Lansdale (DD-766)

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NameUSS Lansdale
NamesakePhilip Lansdale (1858-1899), a United States Navy officer
Laid down2 April 1944
Launched20 December 1946
Sponsored byMrs. Ethel S. Lansdale
Stricken9 June 1958
FateNever saw active service
General characteristics
Class and typeGearing-class destroyer
Displacement2,425 tons
Length390 ft 6 in (119.0 m) (overall)
Beam41 ft 1 in (12.52 m)
Draft18 ft 6 in (5.64 m)
Speed35 kn (65 km/h; 40 mph)
Range4,500 nmi (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at 20 kn (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement336 officers and enlisted

USS Lansdale (DD-766) was scheduled to be a Gearing-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She was named for Philip Lansdale (1858-1899), a United States Navy officer.

Lansdale was laid down 2 April 1944 by Bethlehem Steel Company, San Francisco, California; launched 20 December 1946; sponsored by Mrs. Ethel S. Lansdale; and delivered 30 December in partially completed status to the 12th Naval District for berthing at Suisun Bay.

Lansdale saw no active service. In May 1956 she was towed to Long Beach Naval Shipyard where her bow was removed to replace the damaged bow of USS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884). Her name was struck from the Naval Vessel Register 9 June 1958.[1]


  1. ^ "Lansdale II (DD-426)". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 12 July 2014.