Allied Warships

USS Mervine (DD 489)

Destroyer of the Bristol class

NavyThe US Navy
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 

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

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