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Hull Number: DD-126

Launch Date: 08/24/2018

Commissioned Date: 05/29/2019

Decommissioned Date: 07/20/1945

Call Sign: NEPT



Data for USS Lamberton (DD-119) as of 1921

Length Overall: 314' 4 1/2"

Beam: 31' 8"

Draft: 9' 4"

Standard Displacement: 1,213 tons

Full Load Displacement: 1,306 tons


Four 4″/50 caliber guns
One 3″/23 caliber anti-aircraft gun
Four 21″ triple torpedo tubes


8 Officers
8 Chief Petty Officers
106 Enlisted


4 Boilers
2 Parsons Geared Turbines: 25,425 horsepower

Highest speed on trials: 33.4 knots



Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Published 1959)

Born in Connecticut in 1823, Oscar C. Badger was appointed Midshipman in 1841. He took an active part in the Mexican and Civil Wars and was frequently, commended in the dispatches. Commodore Badger retired in August 1885 and died in 1899.


Sold 11/30/1945 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD. Resold to Northern Metals Co., Philadelphia, PA on 12/31/1945. Scrapped.

USS BADGER DD-126 Ship History

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Published 1981)

The second Badger (DD-126) was launched 24 August 1918 by New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ; sponsored by Mrs. Henry F. Bryan, granddaughter of Commodore Badger; commissioned 29 May 1919, Commander G. T. Swasey in command; and reported to the Atlantic Fleet.

Following commissioning, Badger steamed to the Mediterranean where she cruised until August 1919. Upon her return to the East Coast she was assigned to the Pacific Fleet, arriving at San Diego in September. She served at various naval bases on the West Coast until May 1922 when she was placed out of commission.

Upon recommissioning in January 1930 Badger served with the Battle Force and Scouting Force in the Pacific. In April 1933 she returned to the Atlantic and thereafter participated in coastal cruises and reserve training. During 1938-39 she operated with Special Squadron 40-T based at Villefranche, France. Upon her return to Norfolk, she joined Destroyer Division 53, Patrol Force, with additional summer assignments to the Midshipmen Coastal Cruise Detachment.

Between December 1941 and October 1944 Badger operated as a convoy escort in the Atlantic and Caribbean. Twice she escorted convoys to North Africa (15 October-26 November 1943 and 15 February-24 March 1944), and for a brief period (27 June-6 September 1943) she served as a unit of antisubmarine hunter-killer groups 21.12 and 21.16.

In October 1944 Badger transited the Panama Canal and conducted anti-submarine training off Balboa, C. Z. Between 15 November 1944 and 20 June 1945 Badger served with the Anti-Submarine Development Detachment, Port Everglades, FL, conducting anti-submarine development exercises. She arrived at Philadelphia 22 June 1945 and was decommissioned 20 July. She was sold 30 November 1945.

Badger received one battle star while operating with TG 21.12.