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USS MELVIN

(DD-680)

The Merciless Melvin

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DD-680 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL 1943 Keel Date: 6 JUL 1943
at Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company Kearny N.J.
OCT 1943 Launch Date: 17 OCT 1943
NOV 1943 Commissioned: 24 NOV 1943
JAN 1954 Decommissioned: 13 JAN 1954

DD-680 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: John T. Melvin

Complement: 273 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2050 tons

Length: 376 feet 6 inches

Beam: 39 feet 9 inches

Flank Speed: 38 knots

Range: 6 500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold for scrap 14 August 1975