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LANING USS DE-159

Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:52 pm

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Buckley Class Destroyer Escort / Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport.
Laid down, 23 April 1943, as LANING (DE-159), at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Va.
Launched, 4 July 1943
Commissioned USS LANING (DE-159), 1 August 1943, CDR. Edwin C. Woodward in command.
Converted to a 'Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport', at Philadelphia, Pa., 24 November 1944 to 14 February 1945, Redesignated (APD-55), 24 November 1944.
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full) Loa:93,27m. (306') Lbpp:91,44m. (300')
B:11,20m. ( 36' 9") Draft:3,20m. (10' 6")
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kn. Range: 6,000 nm/ 12 kn.
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks. complement:213.

During World War II USS Laning was assigned initially to the Europe-Africa-Middle East
Decommissioned, 28 June 1946, at Green Cove Springs, Fl.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs.
Recommissioned, 6 April 1951, at Green Cove Springs, CDR. John D. Patterson in command.
Decommissioned, 13 September 1956, at Bayonne, N.J.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk, Va.
Reclassified as Amphibious Transport, Small, redesignated (LPR-55), 1 January 1969
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 March 1975.
Sold for scrapping, 30 September 1975, to Trebor Marine Corp., Camden, N.J. for $53,000.00.
USS Laning (DE-159) earned one battle star for World War II service.

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