Allied Warships

USS Lansing (DE 388)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 388 
Built byBrown Shipbuilding Co. (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down15 May 1943 
Launched2 Aug 1943 
Commissioned10 Nov 1943 
End service21 May 1965 

Decommissioned 25 April 1946.
Loaned to the United States Coast Guard and (re)commissioned by them as WDE-488 on 15 June 1952.
Returned to the U.S.N. and decommissioned 29 March 1954.
Reclassified as DER-388 on 21 October 1955.
Recommissioned 18 December 1956.
Decommissioned 21 May 1965.
Stricken 1 February 1974.
Sold 16 August 1974 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Lansing (DE 388)

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1Lcmdr Simon Raymond Sands, Jr., USCG10 Nov 19435 Jun 1944
2Lcmdr Richard Foster Rea, USCG5 Jun 194425 Jun 1945
3Stephen George Carkeek, Jr., USCG25 Jun 194525 Apr 1946

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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