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|60k||16 February 1944: Houston, Tex. - Melvin R. Nawman is launched.||Nick Tiberio|
|75k||undated wartime image||Dave Caputo|
|45k||undated wartime image|
|39k||undated wartime image|
|186k||undated post-war image||Nick Tiberio|
|214k||Summer 1953: Copenhagen, Denmark - Four destroyer escorts make a Scandinavian port visit during a North Atlantic Midshipman Cruise. From left to right:
USS Raymond (DE 341), USS Melvin R. Nawman (DE 416), and USS
Chester T. O'Brien (DE 421), with a fourth unidentified DE aft. This photo is part of the CT-DESA
exhibit which is displayed at our CT-DESA chapter events.
(Photo from the Nick Palermo Collection)
|John N. Adriani|
|534k||1959: Starboard bow view of the destroyer escort USS Melvin R. Nawman (DE 416) underway, with sailors manning the rails.
(U.S. Navy National Archives photo #USN 444097 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|99k||August 1960: Military Ocean Terminal, Bayonne, N.J.
(Photo © Richard Leonhardt)
|269k||Winter 1972 - Spring 1973: Philadelphia, Pa. - A view of the Inactive Ship Basin at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Looking south from the Langley Ave. side, we see Whitehall (PC-856) and another unidentified PC alongside the the Intrepid Ave. quay. Further to the right, at the Constitution Ave. quay we see Oswald (DE 767), Melvin R. Nawman, Tabberer (DE 418), Coffman (DE 191), Rizzi (DE 537), and Edward H. Allen (DE 531).||Jim Cunliffe|
|287k||Winter 1972 - Spring 1973: Philadelphia, Pa. - A closer view from the corner of Intrepid Ave. and S. 16th St. Again we see Oswald (DE 767), Melvin R. Nawman, Tabberer (DE 418), and Coffman (DE 191). In this view we also see an unidentified decommissioned AGSS and Raymond (DE 341).|
|Melvin R. Nawman
|Melvin R. Nawman|
|View the USS Melvin R. Nawman (DE 416) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Melvin R. Nawman's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 16 May 1944 – 16 Mar. 1946||Lcdr. Frederick William Kinsley, USN (USNA ‘35) (Marblehead, Mass.)|
|2.) 16 Mar. 1946 – 23 Apr. 1946||Lt.(jg) Ward L. Patterson (Decomm. CO)|
|3.) 28 Mar. 1951 - .. Jul. 1952||Lcdr. Philip Hitchcock Teeter (Recomm. CO)|
|4.) .. Jul. 1952 - .. Jun. 1954||Lcdr. Steven Nicholas Anastasion (USNA '42) (New Haven, Conn.)|
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