USS Madison (DD 425)
Destroyer of the Benson / Gleaves class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Benson / Gleaves|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||19 Dec 1938|
|Launched||20 Oct 1939|
|Commissioned||6 Aug 1940|
|End service||13 Mar 1946|
Decommissioned 13 March 1946.
Commands listed for USS Madison (DD 425)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Thomas Edward Boyce, USN||6 Aug 1940||25 Jul 1941|
|2||Cdr. William Bronley Ammon, USN||25 Jul 1941||23 Oct 1942|
|3||Cdr. James Walker Hager, USN||23 Oct 1942||8 Jan 1944|
|4||Cdr. Daniel Alfriend Stuart, USN||8 Jan 1944||22 Jan 1945|
|5||Cdr. David Wooster Todd, Jr., USN||22 Jan 1945||13 Mar 1946|
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Noteable events involving Madison include:
10 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-450 was sunk in the western Mediterranean south of Ostia, in position 41°11'N, 12°27'E, by depth charges from the British escort destroyers HMS Blankney (Lt.Cdr. D.H.R. Bromley, RN), HMS Blencathra (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Warren, RN), HMS Brecon (Lt. N.R.H. Rodney, RN), HMS Exmoor (Lt. D.D. Howson, RN) and the US destroyer USS Madison (Cdr. D.A. Stuart, USN). (see map)