USS Lansdale (DD-426)

Casualty List

Navy US Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Benson / Gleaves 
Pennant DD 426 
Built by Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 19 Dec 1938 
Launched 20 Oct 1939 
Commissioned 17 Sep 1940 
Lost 20 Apr 1944 
Loss position 37.03N, 03.51E (off Cape Bengut, Algeria)
History USS Lansdale (Lt Cmdr Douglas Mckean Swift, USN) was sunk after being torpedoed by German aircraft about 15 miles northeast of Algiers, Algeria in position 3703'N, 0351'E, 49 of her crew were lost and 232 survivors which includes 76 wounded were rescued by the USS Menges/Newell; The Commanding officer was amongst the Survivors. 
Commanders Lt.Cdr. John Conner, USN               from    17 Sept 1940
  Lt.Cdr. Valery Havard, Jr., USN      from 1942
  Lt.Cdr. Douglas Mckean Swift, USN  until  20 April 1944
  Lt.Cdr. John Connor, USN  from ???