Allied Warships

USS Madison (DD 425)

Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassBenson / Gleaves 
PennantDD 425 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down19 Dec 1938 
Launched20 Oct 1939 
Commissioned6 Aug 1940 
End service13 Mar 1946 
History

Decommissioned 13 March 1946.
Stricken 1 June 1969.
Sunk as target off Florida 14 October 1969.

 

Commands listed for USS Madison (DD 425)

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CommanderFromTo
1Thomas Edward Boyce, USN6 Aug 194025 Jul 1941
2William Bronley Ammon, USN25 Jul 194123 Oct 1942 (1)
3James Walker Hager, USN23 Oct 19428 Jan 1944 (1)
4Daniel Alfriend Stuart, USN8 Jan 194422 Jan 1945 (1)
5Cmdr Donald Whiley Todd, USN22 Jan 194513 Mar 1946

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Notable events involving Madison include:


4 Jun 1942
USS Madison picks up 13 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Berganger that was torpedoed and sunk south-east of Cape Cod by German U-boat U-578.

20 Aug 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Plunkett, USS Hilary P. Jones, USS Charles F. Hughes and USS Madison. (2)

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)

8 Apr 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. G.S.C Clarabut, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Madison, USS Lansdale, USS Charles F. Hughes, USS Babbitt and USS Upshur. (4)

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)

28 Jul 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Madison, USS Lansdale and USS Charles F. Hughes. (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).

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

Sources

  1. http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/425.htm
  2. ADM 173/17252
  3. ADM 173/17216
  4. ADM 173/17827
  5. ADM 173/17783
  6. ADM 173/17772

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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