USS EDSON (DD-946)

Intrepid Sq., foot of 46th St., New York, New York

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Description 

The destroyer, the oldest ship type to have seen continuous service in the U.S. Navy and the most built type of major surface warship in the history of the U.S. Navy, was the focus of considerable design effort, planning, and construction from the mid-1880s through the second World War. The Forrest Sherman Class, of which USS Edson (1958) is one of two surviving members, was the ultimate, last class of destroyer. Reflecting lessons learned in combat during World War II, Edson was built to be an effective anti-submarine warfare platform and screening escort vessel. Her service included extensive Vietnam War gunline duty between 1964 and 1974, and training duty from 1977 until she was retired and placed on display at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in 1989. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 21, 1990

Moved to Bangor Township, Michigan in 2013.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 21, 1990
Reference number
90000333
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Naval facility
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1956

Update Log 

  • March 3, 2018: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett

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