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.) 
Ordered 
Laid down11 Nov 1913 
Launched2 Mar 1915 
Commissioned3 Dec 1915 
End service19 Aug 1946 
History

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

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