Welcome to USS Edson DD946

USS Edson (DD-946) was a Forrest Sherman-class destroyer of the United States Navy, built by Bath Iron Works in Maine in 1958. Her home port was Long Beach, California and she initially served in the Western Pacific/Far East, operating particularly in the Taiwan Strait and off the coast of Vietnam. Her exceptionally meritorious service in 1964 in the Gulf of Tonkin was recognized with the first of three Navy Unit Commendations..

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USS Edson DD946.

Class: Forrest Sherman Destroyer Launched: January 4, 1958 At: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine Commissioned: November 7, 1958 Length: 418 feet Beam: 45 feet Draft: 22 feet Displacement: 3,990 tons Max Speed: 32.5

Crew: 17 Officers, 218 Enlisted

Armament: Three 5-inch/54 caliber guns; four 3-inch/50 caliber guns, two hedgehog throw ahead depth charge launchers, six 12-3/4″ Mark 32 torpedo tube.

Major General Merritt Austin Edson.

Major General Merritt Austin Edson (April 25, 1897–August 14, 1955), known as "Red Mike", was a general in the United States Marine Corps. Among the decorations he received were the Medal of Honor, two Navy Crosses, the Silver Star, and two Legions of Merit. He is best known by Marines for the defense of Lunga Ridge during the Guadalcanal Campaign in World War II.

Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum.

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