Allied Warships

USS Lindsey (DM 32)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDM 32 
ModDestroyer Minelayer 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (San Pedro, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down12 Sep 1943 
Launched5 Mar 1944 
Commissioned20 Aug 1944 
End service23 May 1946 

Former DD 771, completed as Destroyer Minelayer DM-32.
Decommissioned 23 May 1946.
Reclassified as MMD-32 1 January 1969.
Stricken 1 October 1970.
Sunk as a target off the coast of Virginia 9 May 1972.


Commands listed for USS Lindsey (DM 32)

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1T/Cdr. Thomas Edward Chambers, USN20 Aug 194418 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Lindsey include:

25 Nov 1944
USS Lindsey departed from San Francisco bound for Pearl Harbor.

3 Feb 1945
USS Lindsey arrived at Ulithi.

8 Feb 1945
USS Lindsey departed from Ulithi to participate in the Iwo Jima landings.

23 Feb 1945
USS Lindsey returns to Ulithi.

19 Mar 1945
USS Lindsey departed from Ulithi to participate in the Okinawa campaign.

24 Mar 1945
USS Lindsey arrived in the Okinawa area.

12 Apr 1945
While operating off Okinawa in position 26°28'N, 127°15'E USS Lindsey was struck by two Japanese Kamikaze aircraft (Vals), hitting 30 seconds of each other The second one struck the portside bow, near the number 1 5" turret. The resulting explosion of her powder magazine blew off 60 foot of her bow. The attacks killed 57 and wounded another 57 of her officers and crew which includes the Commanding officer(Cmdr Thomas Edward Chambers, USN). USS Lindsey was towed to Kerama Retto for temporary repairs.

28 Apr 1945
USS Lindsey departed from Kerama Retto bound for Guam under tow.

6 May 1945
USS Lindsey arrived at Guam where a temporary bow was fitted.

8 Jul 1945
USS Lindsey departed from Guam bound for Norfolk on the US east coast.

19 Aug 1945
USS Lindsey arrived at Norfolk for full repairs.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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