USS Meade (ii) (DD 602)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||16 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||25 Mar 1941|
|Launched||15 Feb 1942|
|Commissioned||22 Jun 1942|
|End service||17 Jun 1946|
Decommissioned 17 June 1946.
Commands listed for USS Meade (ii) (DD 602)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Raymond Starr Lamb, USN||22 Jun 1942||10 Jun 1943|
|2||T/Cdr. John Munholland, USN||10 Jun 1943||11 Oct 1944|
|3||T/Lt.Cdr. Richard Gary Colbert, USN||11 Oct 1944||12 Dec 1945 (1)|
|4||Robert Stephen Guy, USN||12 Dec 1945||17 Jun 1946|
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Notable events involving Meade (ii) include:
17 Mar 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) departed Majoro Atoll as part of Task Group 50.10 which was to bombard Milli Island. The other ships of the task force were battleship USS New Jersey (Capt. C.F. Holden, USN) and destroyers USS Dewey (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Copeland, USN), USS Hull (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Consolvo, USN), USS MacDonough (Cdr. J.W. Ramey, USN) and USS Phelps (Lt.Cdr. D.L. Martineau, USN). Air cover was provided by fleet carrier USS Lexington (Capt. F.B. Stump, USN) escorted by destroyers USS Bancoft (Cdr. R.M. Pitts, USN), USS Meade (Cdr. J. Munholland, USN) and USS Edwards (Cdr. P.G. Osler, USN).
For the daily positions of USS Iowa during this operation see the map below.
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