Lansdowne

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassGleaves-class Destroyer
BuilderFederal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Kearny, New Jersey, United States
Laid Down31 Jul 1941
Launched20 Feb 1942
Commissioned29 Apr 1942
Decommissioned2 May 1946
Displacement2,395 tons full
Length348 feet
Beam36 feet
Draft13 feet
MachineryWestinghouse geared turbines with two screws
Power Output50,000 shaft horsepower
Speed35 knots
Range6,500nm at 12 knots
Crew208
Armament4x5" anti-aircraft, 5x0.5" machine guns, 10x21" torpedo tubes
Transferred to Turkey10 Jun 1949

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Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and General Yoshijiro Umezu led along the deck of destroyer Lansdowne by US Army Colonel Sidney Mashbir after the surrender ceremonies, 2 Sep 1945

Lansdowne Operational Timeline

29 Apr 1942 Lansdowne was commissioned into service.
25 Oct 1942 United States Navy Task Force 64 consisting of USS Washington, USS Atlanta, USS San Francisco, USS Helena, USS Lardner, USS Lansdowne, USS Buchanan, USS Fletcher, USS Walke, USS Benham, USS McCalla, USS Aaron Ward, and USS Laffey bound for Savo, Solomon Islands was joined by USS Nicholas as an additional escort. As Nicholas came alongside Washington to exchange mail, Nicholas struck Washington’s side. The battleship was undamaged but Nicholas sustained hull damage from her anchor being pressed into the ship. Nicholas was able to resume her full duties immediately, however.
30 Oct 1942 USS Washington, USS Lansdowne, and USS Nicholas arrived at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. Nicholas went alongside USS Argonne for repairs to the damage from the collision with Washington 5 days earlier.
8 Dec 1942 Destroyers USS Lansdowne and Shaw departed Tulagi, Solomon Islands bound for Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides.
10 Dec 1942 Destroyers USS Lansdowne and Shaw arrived at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides.
11 Dec 1942 Destroyers USS Lansdowne and Shaw departed Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides bound for Tulagi, Solomon Islands.
12 Dec 1942 Destroyers USS Lansdowne and Shaw departed Tulagi, Solomon Islands in escort of the badly damaged cruiser USS New Orleans bound for Sydney, Australia.
24 Dec 1942 Destroyers USS Lansdowne and Shaw in escort of the badly damaged cruiser USS New Orleans arrived at Sydney, Australia.
2 Sep 1945 Eleven officers and diplomats of the Japanese surrender party crossed the deck of USS Nicholas from the Yokohama Customs House Pier to the USS Lansdowne for transportation to the USS Missouri. Fifty-eight senior US Army officers and 29 senior officers from the Allied nations of China, USSR, Australia, Canada, France, the Netherlands, and New Zealand boarded Nicholas for transportation to Missouri.
2 May 1946 Lansdowne was decommissioned from service.




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Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and General Yoshijiro Umezu led along the deck of destroyer Lansdowne by US Army Colonel Sidney Mashbir after the surrender ceremonies, 2 Sep 1945


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