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|14k||Edgar Griffith Chase born 12 September 1910 in Washington DC, and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1932. Lieutenant Commander Chase was executive officer
of USS Meredith (DD434) when she was sunk off Guadalcanal by Japanese dive bombers on 15 October 1942. He died 2 days later, one day before the survivors of
Meredith were rescued.
USS Edgar G. Chase (DE 16) (1943-1945) was the first ship named in honor of Kimberly's grandfather, Edgar Griffith Chase, pictured here.
|Kimberley B. Chase-Carter|
|366k||26 September 1942: Vallejo, Cal. - Edgar G. Chase (BDE 16) slides down the building way at Mare Island Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy Photo )||Darryl L. Baker|
|227k||26 September 1942: Vallejo, Cal. - Edgar G. Chase (BDE 16) rests in the center of the channel after her launching at Mare Island Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy Photo )|
|186k||News clipping of the christening of Edgar G. Chase (DE 16) at Mare Island Navy Yard on 26 September 1942. Caption on the article reads: Capt. Frederick Crisp, left and Radm W. L. Friedell, right, look on as Mrs. Ernest Wichels, center smashes bottle of champagne against bow of HMS Burges, British escort vessel launched yesterday afternoon at Mare Island Navy Yard. Mrs. Clarence Knott, matron of honor, looks on at extreme left.|
|119k||Actual photo used in above newspaper article.|
|220k||20 March 1943: The commissioning crew of USS Edgar G. Chase (DE 16) taken at Mare Island. Lcdr J. J. Morony, CO, and Mrs. Ernest H. Wichels, Sponsor, are seen in the middle of the second row. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-16-1900-43)|
|130k||20 March 1943: The ships' officer and civilian guests salute at the commissioning ceremonies aboard USS Edgar G. Chase (DE 16) at Mare Island. I can only identify Mr. & Mrs. Ernest H. Wichels, right foreground in the photo. Mrs. Wichels was ship's sponsor. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-16-1907-43) (Note from Cmdr William H. Rogers, USN (ret.): There’s a lieutenant and two ensigns in the front row. The ensign in the middle of the row is my father, William Henry Roberts, then ENS USNR. He later served in USS Trumpeter (DE 180).)|
|157k||20 March 1943: The flag is raised for the first time aboard Edgar G. Chase during her commissioning ceremonies at Mare Island. Shipyard records indicate that Edward C. Daly (DE17), inboard (only mast visible), and Gilmore (DE 18), outboard (without mast) are forward of the Chase. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-16-1903-43)|
|77k||20 March 1943: Photo of the commissioning ceremonies aboard Edgar G. Chase at Mare Island. (U.S. Navy Photo #DE-16-1902-43)|
|74k||2 April 1943: Degaussing Range, San Francisco Bay||William H. Roberts, M.D.
First Lieutenant / USNR
|161k||1943: San Francisco Bay - The destroyer escort USS Edgar G. Chase (DE 16) in San Francisco Bay. Yerba Buena Island and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are in the background. (U.S. Navy photo #NH 54339 from the collections of the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command)||Robert Hurst|
|Edgar G. Chase History|
|View the USS Edgar G. Chase (DE 16) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View a short article on the design and development of the Evarts Class DE submitted by Bob Sables.|
|Edgar G. Chase's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 20 Mar. 1943 - 18 Aug. 1943||Lcdr. John Joseph Morony, USNR (comm.)|
|2.) 18 Aug. 1943 - 30 Jun. 1944||Lcdr. Frank William Auld, USNR|
|3.) 30 Jun. 1944 - 16 Oct. 1945||Lcdr. Russ Victor Bradley, USNR (decomm.)|
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