Allied Warships

USS Melvin (DD 680)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 680 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1942 
Laid down6 Jul 1943 
Launched17 Nov 1943 
Commissioned24 Nov 1943 
End service13 Jan 1954 

Decommissioned 31 May 1946.
Recommissioned 26 February 1951.
Decommissioned 13 January 1954.
Stricken 1 December 1974.
Sold 14 August 1975 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Melvin (DD 680)

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1Lt.Cdr. Warner Ryerson Edsall, USN24 Nov 194310 Nov 1944
2Cdr. Barry Kenneth Atkins, USN10 Nov 194431 May 1946

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