USS Ericsson (DD 440)
Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Benson / Gleaves|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||15 Jun 1939|
|Laid down||18 Mar 1940|
|Launched||23 Nov 1940|
|Commissioned||13 Mar 1941|
|End service||15 Mar 1946|
Decommissioned 15 March 1946.
Commands listed for USS Ericsson (DD 440)
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|Bernard Henree Meyer, USN|
|Charles Alexander Baldwin, USN|
|1||Lt.Cdr. Geoffrey Ellingwood Sage, USN||13 Mar 1941|
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Noteable events involving Ericsson include:
15 Jan 1942
The British merchant Dayrose is torpedoed and sunk southwest of Cape Race in position 46°32'N, 53°00'W by German U-boat U-552. 4 survivors are picked up by the US destroyers USS Ericsson and USS Stack.