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USS Melville was a Melville-class destroyer tender laid down on November 11, 1913 and launched on March 2, 1913. It was commissioned on December 3, 1915 under Comdr. Henry Bertram Price’s command with the hull number AD-2 and served in the US Navy for 31 years until it was decommissioned on August 9, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 397 people onboard and had the main missions in San Diego, Guantanamo Bay, Norfolk, Ireland, Azores, Bermuda, Culebra or Derry. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 23, 1947 and sold for scrapping in 1948 to Patapsco Scrap Corporation.