USS Lynde McCormick DDG-8 Reunion Association

Originally projected as DD-958; redesignated DDG prior to construction. Lynde McCormick (DDG-8) was laid down 4 April 1958 by Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Michigan. Her keel was laid on 4 April 1958 and she was launched 28 July 1959, with Lillian McCormick, wife of Admiral Lynde McCormick having the honors at the launching ceremonies. Shortly thereafter the second guided missile warship ever built on the Great Lakes headed to the Atlantic Ocean via the then recently completed St. Lawrence Seaway with Commander Ernest Sylvester Cornwall Jr. as her first Commanding Officer.