U.S.S./U.S.C.G.C. LANSING



Welcome Aboard

If you were aboard the USS Lansing DER388 during the Johnston Island Atomic Bomb tests

you are eligible for an Atomic Veterans Service Certificate.

See link for forms and instructions.
  •  Atomic Vets application

  • Sample Certificate


    down the ways

    Lansing slides down the ways at the Brown Shipbuilding Company in Houston Texas on August 2, 1943. A total of 1804 men served in this hull and walked these decks. Coast Guard and Navy crews from the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's, each in turn manned the ship in the service of their country. During those years, the ship was in active commission status three separate times. Each commissioning found the vessel in a different configuration suitable for the mission of the time. Twenty two years later, 21 May 1965, the last sailor would depart the decks of Lansing for the final time at the final decommissioning. Nine years later, in February 1974, the ship would be scrapped.



    Log Book


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    Of the 1805 men who served on the Lansing during her three lives from 1943
    to 1965, we have located 667 living and accounted for 652 deceased. If you're one
    of the 486 not located, please get in touch with us.

    USS LANSING ASSOCIATION



    LANSING

    DE-388 WDE-488 DER-388

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