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Hull Number: DD-129

Launch Date: 10/29/2018

Commissioned Date: 09/20/2019

Decommissioned Date: 03/18/2022



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, February 2016

George W. DeLong, born 22 August 1844 in New York City, was appointed Midshipman in the Navy 1 October 1861. Selected to command the Arctic Expedition fitted out by James Gordon Bennett for the attempt to reach the North Pole, Lieutenant Commander DeLong sailed from San Francisco in Jeanette 8 July 1879. Jeanette became embedded in an ice pack from which she never escaped and on 23 March 1882 a rescue expedition discovered the bodies of DeLong’s party and brought them back to the United States. TB-28 and DD-129 were named in his honor.



Ran aground in Half Moon Bay, CA on 12/01/1921 in heavy fog. Pulled free 12/17/1921. Beyond repair. Sold 09/25/1922. Scrapped.

USS DELONG DD-129 Ship History

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, February 2016

The second DeLong (Destroyer No. 129) was launched 29 October 1918 by New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J.; sponsored by Miss E. DeL. Mills, granddaughter of Lieutenant Commander DeLong; and commissioned 20 September 1919, Lieutenant Commander J. S. Spore in command.

DeLong sailed from New York 3 November 1919, and after joining in exercises at Guantanamo Bay, and patrolling off Honduras arrived at San Diego 24 December. She sailed in maneuvers and torpedo practice off Coronado Roads until placed in reserve 20 June 1920. After extended overhaul at Mare Island Navy Yard, she returned to San Diego 26 June 1921 and began operating from that port 21 October with 50 percent of her complement. On 1 December 1921 she went aground in a heavy fog at Halfmoon Bay. A tug and two destroyers, Badger (DD-126) and Ballard (DD-267), stood by to assist. On 17 December she was salvaged and towed to Mare Island Navy Yard. She was decommissioned 18 March 1922 and her hulk sold 25 September 1922.