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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 SHP
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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Lansdowne Operational Timeline

29 Apr 1942 Lansdowne was commissioned into service.
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 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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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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