USS Melvin
DD 680 (Fletcher class)

 Courtesy of Navsource
Courtesy of Navsource


Builder:         Federal Shipbuilding, Kearny NJ.
Laid Down:  	 July 6, 1943
Launched:        October 17, 1943
Commissioned:  	 November 24, 1943
Decommissioned:  May 31, 1946
Recommissioned:  February 26, 1951
Decommissioned:  January 13, 1954
Fate:            Stricken 12/1/74; Broken up in 1975

We are seeking information on the USS Melvin and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into this page. When enough information has been assembled we will then build the ship her own section.


The E-mail:

11/11/05:

Link to the current status of the Captain and some crew. CNN story about former crew mates still trying to name a ship after Captain Atkins.

Key words "band of brothers" if the link doean't work.

Annie Hooper

More Photo's:

Photo 002 WWII Dinner Plate: I found a small yellow tinted glass bowl? It says Skipper * WORLD WAR II * U.S.S. MELVIN * DD 680 * and has a picture of an officer in the middle, with this name under the pic "R/AD Barry K. Atkins" Didn't know if you'd be interested. Let me know. Linda.


Many Thanks to NavSource



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