Allied Warships

USS Melville (AD 2)

Destroyer tender

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer tender
Class[No specific class] 
PennantAD 2 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down11 Nov 1913 
Launched2 Mar 1915 
Commissioned3 Dec 1915 
End service19 Aug 1946 

Displacement: 7150 BRT
Length: 417.25 feet
Complement: 397
Speed: 15 kts

Decommissioned on 9 August 1946
Stricken on 23 April 1947
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 19 August 1948


Commands listed for USS Melville (AD 2)

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1Lapham Edward Benjamin, USN11 Jun 193823 May 1940
2Cdr. William John Larson, USN23 May 194027 Dec 1940
3Cdr. Lewis Joseph Stecher, USN27 Dec 194020 Dec 1942
4T/Cdr. Rony Snyder, USN20 Dec 19427 Mar 1944
5T/Cdr. Francis Taylor, USN7 Mar 19447 Nov 1944
6Lt.Cdr. Paul Eugene Howard, USN7 Nov 19449 Aug 1946

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