USS Edsall DD-219

Type:
Destroyer
Class:
Builder:
Cramp Shipbuilding
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Hull Number:
DD-219
Ordered:
December 19, 1917
Commissioned:
November 26, 1920
Keel Laid:
September 15, 1919
Decommissioned:
N/A
Launched:
July 29, 1920
Stricken:
N/A
   
Fate:
Sunk in action Mar. 1, 1942 with Japanese battleships Hiei and Kirishima,
cruisers Chikuma and Tone and aircraft from the carriers Hiryu, Soryu and Kaga.

Location: Java Sea, 240 miles South by East from Christmas Island.
(13.45S-106.45E)

152 men lost, no survivors.
(Roll of Honor)

Commanding Officers
From
To
Name
Nov. 26, 1920
June 14, 1921
Commander Arthur H. Rice, Jr., USN
June 14, 1921
Sept. 13, 1921
Commander Halsey Powell, USN
Sept. 13, 1921
Nov. 19, 1921
Lt. Commander Harry R. Bougush, USN
Nov. 19, 1921
May 1923
Lt. Commander William C. I. Stiles, USN
May 1923
Dec. 14, 1924
Lt. Commander Robert T. Young, USN
Dec. 14, 1924
Sept. 3, 1927
Lt. Commander Lemuel E. Lindsay, USN
Sept. 3, 1927
Oct. 23, 1927
Lieutenant Maxwell B. Saben, USN (Temp/Act)
Oct. 23, 1927
Aug. 13, 1928
Commander Jules James, USN
Aug. 13, 1928
June 20, 1930
Lt. Commander Thomas C. Singluff, USN
June 20, 1930
Apr. 19, 1932
Lt. Commander Byron S. Dague, USN
Apr. 19, 1932
Nov. 25, 1932
Lt. Commander Bruce P. Flood, USN
Nov. 25, 1932
July 12, 1933
Lt. Commander Walker Cochran, USN
July 12, 1933
Apr. 9, 1935
Lt. Commander Frederick D. Powers, USN
Apr. 9, 1935
May 15, 1935
Lieutenant Andrew M. Parks, USN (Temp/Act)
May 15, 1935
Mar. 10, 1937
Lt. Commander Charles A. Baker, USN
Mar. 10, 1937
Apr. 15, 1937
Lieutenant William S. Veeder, USN (Temp/Act)
Apr. 15, 1937
Feb. 21, 1938
Lt. Commander Charles A. Baker, USN
Feb. 21, 1938
May 9, 1939
Commander Frederick S. Conner, USN
May 9, 1939
May 24, 1940
Lt. Commander Abel C. J. Sabalot, USN
May 24, 1940
Oct. 13, 1941
Lt. Commander Edwin M. Crouch, USN
Oct. 13, 1941
Mar. 1, 1942
Lt. Commander Joshua J. Nix, USN


Awards
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Expeditionary Medal (With 1 Bronze Star)
(Shanghai June - July 1925 & Smyrna Sept. 16 - Oct. 2, 1922)
China Service Medal
Yangtze Service Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2 Battle Stars)
From
To
Engagement
Dec. 8, 1941
Mar. 1, 1942
Philippine Islands Operations
Jan. 20, 1942
Antisubmarine Operations
World War II Victory Medal
Philippine Defense Ribbon


Page published January 18, 2017