Thursday, September 18, 2014

Melvin R. Nawman Cool Facts

Below is a chart that gives a brief history/facts of the USS Melvin R. Nawman DE416, the ship that retired navy veteran Carl L. Young sailed as an S03 during WWII 1944 - 1946.

Career (US)
Laid down:3 January 1944
Launched:7 February 1944
Commissioned:16 May 1944
Decommissioned:24 April 1946
In service:28 March 1951; assigned 1st Naval District, June 1958
Out of service:30 August 1960
Struck:1 July 1972
Fate:sold for scrapping 3 October 1973
General characteristics
Displacement:1,350/1,745 tons
Length:306 ft (93 m) (oa)
Beam:36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)
Draught:13 ft 4 in (4.06 m) (max)
Propulsion:2 boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp, 2 screws
Speed:24 knots
Range:6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Complement:14 officers, 201 enlisted
Armament:2-5"/38, 4 (2x2) 40mmAA, 10-20mm AA, 3-21" TT, 1 Hedgehog, 8 DCT's, 2 DC tracks

1 comment:

  1. Read the book in 2days, loved it. I've known Carl { Chester} for about 7 or 8 years now as my father served with him on the Nawman, and this book brought back memories of my dad, good memories. Anybody who had relatives in the Navy in ww2 should read this book to get a taste of what it was like for not only the service men, but also the families at home. Good job " Bean Belly"