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|225k||April 1943: Weighing anchor, aboard USS Edsall (DE 129) at Bermuda. Edsall departed the Naval Station, Algiers, La. on 05 May 1943. After a
quick fueling stop at Miami, Fla. she arrived in Bermuda on 11 May. She conducted crew shakedown exercises until 06 June and headed for Boston Navy Yard. Commissioned on 10 April 1943,
Edsall was a school ship at Norfolk, 20 June to 06 August 1943, training precommissioning crews of escort vessels, then at Miami with the Submarine Chaser Training Center
thru March 1944.
(Photographer Dmitri Kessel from the LIFE Magazine Archives)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|35k||May 1943||Bob Hurst|
England, United Kingdom
|123k||Overhead shot of Edsall underway. Photo taken after the summer 1945 refit, carried out in preparation for transfer to Pacific theater.||-|
|170k||Undated Wartime Image
(U.S. Navy Photo #BuShips44994 from the United States National Archives)
|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)
|92k||04 August 1944: USS Edsall (DE 129) class leader starboard aerial view underway off the East Coast by an aircraft from Squadron ZP-12. Edsall carries
Measure 32/3D camouflage scheme. She was enroute to the New York Navy Yard for a yard availability fron 05 - 14 August.
(U.S. Navy Photo #80-G-453333 courtesy of C. Lee Johnson (usndazzle.com) from the United States National Archives)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|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. 1943||Lcdr. Edwin Charles Woodward, USN (Comm. CO) (USNA ‘32) (Mendon, Vt.)|
|2.) 09 Jul. 1943 - 30 Oct. 1943||Lt. Sheldon Hoard Kinney, USN (USNA '41) (Pasadena, Cal.) (Ret. as Radm.)|
|3.) 30 Oct. 1943 - 14 Jan. 1944||Lcdr. Vernon Aaron Isaacs, USNR (Chicago, Ill.)|
|4.) 14 Jan. 1944 - 23 Apr. 1945||Lcdr. Malcolm R. MacLean, USNR (Easthampton, L.I., N.Y.)|
|5.) 23 Apr. 1945 - 02 Jan. 1946||Lcdr. William W. Yeomans, USNR|
|6.) 01 Feb. 1946 - 11 Jun. 1946||Lt.(jg) Frank E. Newman, USNR (Decomm. CO)|
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