The USS Edson.

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The USS Edson.

Unread post by capt.dan » December 20th, 2018, 11:48 am

I imagine many of you by now have either launched or fished walleyes in the Saginaw River, right next to Bay Cities Independence bridge and close to the USS Edson Destroyer Naval Ship Museum. The USS Edson is a Forrest Sherman-class destroyer, formerly property 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. During the following years she was shelled by North Vietnamese land based artillery more then once.

Oddly enough, right around Edson's first ships unit commendation, she WAS USED AS A FLOATING PROP in what was TV's popular cult Show "The Twilight Zone". And Being a fan, still recoding and watching old episodes, I was shocked when I recognized the Edson on Tuesdays episode. It's free to watch on the BING attachment. Like all of Serling's written episodes, its very good.

"The Thirty Fathom Grave " is episode 104 of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. It originally aired on January 10, 1963 on CBS. In this naval -themed episode, the crew of a Navy Destroyer Edmond hear a mysterious rhythmic noise coming from a sunken submarine.

Rod Serling's opening narration sets the scene.

Incident one hundred miles off the coast of Guadalcanal. Time: the present. The United States naval destroyer USS Edson USS-946, on what up until now has been a most uneventful cruise. In a moment, they're going to send a man down thirty fathoms and check on a noise maker – someone or something tapping on metal. You may or may not read the results in a naval report, because Captain Beecham and his crew have just set a course that will lead this ship and everyone on it into the Twilight Zone.

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Unread post by Chamookman » December 21st, 2018, 2:36 am

Kewl :!:
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Unread post by FHB » December 21st, 2018, 3:52 pm

Interesting Dan, even though the clip was mirror imaged (reverse letters, left-handed salutes, etc.). Familiar faces, such as Simon Oakland as the Captain, Bill Bixby as the OOD (Officer of the Deck), and Mike Kellin as the tormented Bosun's Mate. In one scene, you could clearly see EDSON on the bow of a lifeboat (although reversed). As Bob said, "kewl" :!:
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Unread post by sagbay » December 21st, 2018, 4:05 pm

edson-3.jpg
Screen shot and reversed
See the 946 on Throw Ring in image above
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Ship at start of video was not the Edson:(
The Edson Moored on Saginaw River
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The Edson Today
The Edson Moored on Saginaw River
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Unread post by FHB » December 21st, 2018, 9:26 pm

Ship at the start of the program was a sister ship, the USS Mullinnix (DD-944).
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