Melville (AD-2): Photographs

These photographs were selected to show the original configuration of this class and major subsequent modifications. For most classes many other photographs exist.
For more complete online collections of U. S. Navy ship photographs see in particular the NHHC Online Library of Selected Images and the NavSource Photo Archive.

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USS Melville (Destroyer Tender No. 2)

On trials on 15 July 1915 making 15.15 knots.

Photo No. NH 804
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Melville (Destroyer Tender No. 2)

At anchor, circa 1916 or early 1917.

Photo No. NH 104451
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Melville (Destroyer Tender No. 2)

Returning to the United States with the "Victory Fleet" on 15 April 1919, after target practice in Cuban waters. Location is probably New York Harbor.

Photo No. NH 43615
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Melville (AD-2)

Underway on 19 April 1925 while tender to Destroyer Squadron 11, Battle Fleet.
The purpose and meaning of the bow number are unknown. It may have been exercise-related.

Photo No. 80-G-466171
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-80-G

 
USS Melville (AD-2)

Off Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco Bay circa 1930.

Photo No. NH 67845-A
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Melville (AD-2)

Moored at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on 23 August 1940, as seen from an altitude of 800 feet.
Note the major expansion of her after superstructure.


Photo No. 80-G-411136
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Melville (AD-2)

Near the Norfolk Navy Yard on 28 December 1941 after an overhaul.
Two 5"/51 guns amidships have been replaced by 2-3"/50 AA guns.

Photo No. 19-N-28129
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Melville (AD-2)

Near the Norfolk Navy Yard on 28 December 1941 after an overhaul.
The already large after superstructure has been further enlarged and the fore topmast has been removed.

Photo No. 19-N-28125
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM