Mrs. Edith Boling Wilson, widow of President Wilson, (left) and Mrs. Swanson
Mrs. Swanson christens the USS Swansonassisting is the Commandant of the Charleston Navy Yard.
Above photographs are offical U.S. Navy pictures.
The USS Swanson was commissioned on May 29, 1941.
To learn about the history of the USS Swanson, DD443,
and the honors it earned during World War II,
please visit the web site of the ship's company:
See also: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships