USS Edwards (ii) (DD 619)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||16 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||26 Feb 1942|
|Launched||19 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||18 Sep 1942|
|End service||11 Apr 1946|
Decommissioned 11 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS Edwards (ii) (DD 619)
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|1||T/Cdr. William Leroy Messmer, USN||18 Sep 1942||12 Dec 1942|
|2||T/Cdr. Paul Gordon Osler, USN||12 Dec 1942||2 Sep 1944|
|3||T/Lt.Cdr. Simon Everett Ramey, USN||2 Sep 1944||17 May 1945|
|4||Richard Edward Weiss, USN||17 May 1945||11 Apr 1946|
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Notable events involving Edwards (ii) include:
17 Mar 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) departed Majoro Atoll as part of Task Group 50.10 which was to bombard Milli Island. The other ships of the task force were battleship USS New Jersey (Capt. C.F. Holden, USN) and destroyers USS Dewey (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Copeland, USN), USS Hull (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Consolvo, USN), USS MacDonough (Cdr. J.W. Ramey, USN) and USS Phelps (Lt.Cdr. D.L. Martineau, USN). Air cover was provided by fleet carrier USS Lexington (Capt. F.B. Stump, USN) escorted by destroyers USS Bancoft (Cdr. R.M. Pitts, USN), USS Meade (Cdr. J. Munholland, USN) and USS Edwards (Cdr. P.G. Osler, USN).
For the daily positions of USS Iowa during this operation see the map below.
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