Melson, Charles, VADM

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Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
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Line Officer
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1964-1966, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Service Years
1927 - 1966
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Kent Weekly (SS/DSV) (DBF), EMCS to remember Melson, Charles, VADM USN(Ret).

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  1936-1938, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)


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 USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) Details

USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
Pennsylvania Class Battleship: Displacement 31,400 Tons, Dimensions, 608' 6" (oa) x 97' 1" x 29' 10" (Max).Armament 12 x 14"/45 14 x 5"/51, 4 x 3"/50 2 x 21" tt. Armor, 13 1/2" Belt, 18" Turrets, 3" +2" Decks, 16" Conning Tower. Machinery, 31,500 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws. Speed, 21 Knots, Crew 915. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Newport News, Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA., October 27, 1913. Launched 16 March 1915. Commissioned June 12, 1916. Decommissioned August 29, 1946. Stricken February 19, 1948. Fate: Target During Atomic Bomb Tests, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. Scuttled off Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, February 10, 1948.

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USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)

Draemel, Milo Frederick, RADM, (1906-1946) Captain
Ghormley, Robert Lee, VADM, (1906-1946) Captain
Ramsey, DeWitt Clinton, ADM, (1912-1949) Captain
Smith, Robert Holmes, CAPT, (1919-1943) Commander
Denebrink, Francis Compton, VADM, (1917-1956) Lieutenant Commander
Baumberger, Walter Harlen, VADM, (1934-1974) Ensign
Runke, La Follette, SN, (1937-1945) Seaman
Bolar, James, CPO, (1937-1957) Fireman 1st Class
McCrea, John Livingstone, VADM, (1911-1953) OFF 111X Captain
Higgins, John Martin, RADM, (1922-1961) OFF Lieutenant Commander
Layton, Edwin Thomas, RADM, (1924-1959) OFF 183X Lieutenant
HANSEN, James, CAPT, (1936-1961) OFF 111X Lieutenant Junior Grade
HANSEN, James, CAPT, (1936-1961) OFF 116X Ensign
Sbisa, Alvin Francis, LT, (1934-1943) OFF Ensign
Veth, Kenneth LeRoy, RADM, (1931-1973) OFF Ensign
Winters, Theodore Hugh, CAPT, (1935-1961) OFF 000X Ensign
Hanchey, John K., CPO, (1930-1956) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Rich, Porter Leigh, PO2, (1935-1941) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Howard PA, Elbert M.,Cmsth, MDV, SCPO, (1929-1949) SF SF-0000 Turret Captain Chief
LINCOLN, Horatio, CAPT, (1930-1960) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Bardshar, Frederic Abshire, VADM, (1938-1973) Ensign

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