Allied Warships

USS Edwards (ii) (DD 619)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassBristol 
PennantDD 619 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1940 
Laid down26 Feb 1942 
Launched19 Jun 1942 
Commissioned18 Sep 1942 
End service11 Apr 1946 
History

Decommissioned 11 April 1946.
Stricken 1 July 1971.
Sold 25 May 1973 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Edwards (ii) (DD 619)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. William Leroy Messmer, USN18 Sep 194212 Dec 1942
2T/Cdr. Paul Gordon Osler, USN12 Dec 19422 Sep 1944
3Simon Everett Ramey, USN2 Sep 194417 May 1945
4Richard Edward Weiss, USN17 May 194511 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.

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman


United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore


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