USS Madison (DD 425)
Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Benson / Gleaves|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||19 Dec 1938|
|Launched||20 Oct 1939|
|Commissioned||6 Aug 1940|
|End service||13 Mar 1946|
Decommissioned 13 March 1946.
Commands listed for USS Madison (DD 425)
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|1||Thomas Edward Boyce, USN||6 Aug 1940||25 Jul 1941|
|2||William Bronley Ammon, USN||25 Jul 1941||23 Oct 1942 (1)|
|3||James Walker Hager, USN||23 Oct 1942||8 Jan 1944 (1)|
|4||Daniel Alfriend Stuart, USN||8 Jan 1944||22 Jan 1945 (1)|
|5||Cmdr Donald Whiley Todd, USN||22 Jan 1945||13 Mar 1946|
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Notable events involving Madison include:
21 Aug 1942
During 21/22 August 1942 HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Madison, USS Lansdale, USS Hilary P. Jones, USS Charles F. Hughes and USS Plunkett. These also included night exercises. (3)
11 Jun 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Madison, USS Lansdale, HMS Wanderer (Lt.Cdr. R.F. Whinney, RN) and HMS Inconstant (Lt.Cdr J.H. Eaden, DSC, RN). (5)
27 Jul 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Madison, USS Lansdale, HMS Winchelsea (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Gregorie, RD, RNR), HMS Pennywort (Lt. O.G. Stuart, RCNVR) and HMS Clover (Lt. P.H. Grieves, RNR). (6)
10 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-450 was sunk in the western Mediterranean south of Ostia, in position 41°11'N, 12°27'E, by depth charges from the British escort destroyers HMS Blankney (Lt.Cdr. D.H.R. Bromley, RN), HMS Blencathra (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Warren, RN), HMS Brecon (Lt. N.R.H. Rodney, RN), HMS Exmoor (Lt. D.D. Howson, RN) and the US destroyer USS Madison (Cdr. D.A. Stuart, USN).
- ADM 173/17252
- ADM 173/17216
- ADM 173/17827
- ADM 173/17783
- ADM 173/17772
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.