USS Edison (DD 439)
Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Benson / Gleaves|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||15 Jun 1939|
|Laid down||18 Mar 1940|
|Launched||23 Nov 1940|
|Commissioned||31 Jan 1941|
|End service||18 May 1946|
Decommissioned 18 May 1946.
Commands listed for USS Edison (DD 439)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Albert Christian Murdaugh, USN||31 Jan 1941||Mar 1942|
|2||Cdr. William Ramon Headden, USN||Mar 1942||24 Feb 1943 (1)|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Hepburn Alcott Pearce, USN||24 Feb 1943||15 May 1945 (1)|
|4||Cdr. William John Caspari, USN||15 May 1945||18 May 1946 (1)|
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Notable events involving Edison include:
Franklyn E. Dailey, Jr., CAPT. USNR (Ret.), gunnery officer of the USS Edison wrote a book about the ship, "Joining the War at Sea, 1939-1945, A Destroyer's Role in World War II, Convoys and Invasion Landings". Dailey International Publishers, 500 Laurel Oaks Lane, Alpharetta, GA 30004, Georgia (2)
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