Allied Warships

USS Mervine (DD 489)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassBristol 
PennantDD 489 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down3 Nov 1941 
Launched3 May 1942 
Commissioned17 Jun 1942 
End service27 May 1949 
History

Converted to High Speed Minesweeper DMS-31 on 30 May 1945.
Decommissioned 27 May 1949.
Stricken 31 July 1968.
Sold 27 October 1969 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Mervine (DD 489)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Solomon David Willingham, USN17 Jun 194222 Jun 1943
2T/Cdr. Dale Roderick Frakes, USN22 Jun 194331 Jan 1945
3Irving Stahl Presler, USN31 Jan 1945

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Notable events involving Mervine include:


12 Jul 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Mervine (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Willingham, USN).

13 Jul 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Mervine (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Willingham, USN).

19 Jul 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Mervine (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Willingham, USN) and USS Meade (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Lamb, USN).

20 Jul 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Mervine (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Willingham, USN) and USS Meade (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Lamb, USN).

3 Aug 1942
USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Mervine (Lt.Cdr. S.D. Willingham, USN).

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman


United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore


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