The USS Davison was an American Buchanan Class destroyer of 1630 tons displacement launched in 1942. The USS Davison was powered by four Babcock and Wilcox oil-burning boilers providing a top speed of 36.5 knots. She carried a complement of 210 and was armed with four 5 inch guns; four 40 mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns; seven 20 mm Oerlikon anti-airc...Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/RD.HTM
Meaning as a surname: Descendant of David, a biblical name meaning `beloved`.
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