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USS Edsall (DE 129)


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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/1 star - WWII Victory Medal


Specifications:
Class: Edsall
Type: FMR (geared diesel, Fairbanks-Morse reverse gear drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1200 tons (light), 1590 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 20' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 Fairbanks-Morse Mod. 38d81/8 geared diesel engines, 4 diesel-generators, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 9,100 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 8 / 201
Edsall (DE 129) Building and Operational Data:
  • 02 July 1942: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Tex.
  • 01 November 1942: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Bessie Edsall Bracey, sister of Seaman Edsall
  • 10 April 1943: Commissioned, Lcdr E. C. Woodward in command
  • 11 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 3.2 years of service
  • 01 June 1968: Struck from the NVR
  • July 1969: Sold for scrapping
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    Edsall 142k Artist's conception of Edsall by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett, with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company, Navy Yard Associates, offers prints of most destroyers, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. ALL destroyer escorts are available in their WWII configuration. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. When you purchase artwork from them, please indicate that you heard about their work from Navsource. Navy Yard Associates
    Edsall 35k May 1943 Robert Hurst
    Edsall 123k Overhead shot of Edsall underway. Photo taken after the summer 1945 refit, carried out in preparation for transfer to Pacific theater. -
    Edsall 31k undated wartime image (Photo: National Archives #BuShips44994) Nick Tiberio
    Edsall 312k undated: A starboard quarter view of Edsall taken at an unknown location. (U.S. Navy photo #CP-DE-129-19-N-44996 from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of  Chris Wright) Ed Zajkowski

    View the USS Edsall (DE 129) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    Edsall's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 10 Apr. 1943 - 09 Jul. 1943Lcdr. Edwin Charles Woodward (comm.)
    2.) 09 Jul. 1943 - 30 Oct. 1943Lt. Sheldon Howard Kinney (ret. as Radm.)
    3.) 30 Oct. 1943 - 14 Jan. 1944Lcdr. Vernon Aaron Isaacs, USNR
    4.) 14 Jan. 1944 - 23 Apr. 1945Lcdr. Malcolm R. MacLean, USNR
    5.) 23 Apr. 1945 - 02 Jan. 1946Lcdr. William W. Yeomans, USNR
    6.) 01 Feb. 1946 - 11 Jun. 1946Lt.(jg) Frank E. Newman, USNR (decomm.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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    Additional Resources

    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Edsall
    The Destroyer History Foundation
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