Allied Warships

USS Melvin (DD 680)

Destroyer of the Fletcher class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassFletcher 
PennantDD 680 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Jun 1942 
Laid down6 Jul 1943 
Launched17 Nov 1943 
Commissioned24 Nov 1943 
End service13 Jan 1954 
History

Decommissioned 31 May 1946.
Recommissioned 26 February 1951.
Decommissioned 13 January 1954.
Stricken 1 December 1974.
Sold 14 August 1975 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Melvin (DD 680)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Warner Ryerson Edsall, USN24 Nov 194310 Nov 1944
2Cdr. Barry Kenneth Atkins, USN10 Nov 194431 May 1946

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Notable events involving Melvin include:


7 Jun 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) topped off three of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Uhlmann (Cdr. S.C. Small, USN), USS Watts (Lt.Cdr. C.S. Hart, USN) and USS Melvin (Cdr. B.K. Atkins, USN), with fuel.

11 Jul 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Cushing (Lt.Cdr. W.D. Adams, USN), USS McGowan (Lt.Cdr. T.H.W. Conner, USN), USS Colahan (Cdr. M.A. Shellabarger, USN) and USS Melvin (Cdr. B.K. Atkins, USN), with fuel.

19 Jul 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS McDermut (Cdr. C.B. Jennings, USN), USS Remey (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Balch, USN), USS Melvin (Cdr. B.K. Atkins, USN) and USS Mertz (Cdr. W.S. Maddox, USN), with fuel.

23 Jul 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Melvin (Cdr. B.K. Atkins, USN), USS Colahan (Cdr. M.A. Shellabarger, USN), USS McDermut (Cdr. C.B. Jennings, USN) and USS McGowan (Lt.Cdr. T.H.W. Conner, USN), with fuel.

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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