Charles Leroy Melson, USN
|Born||25 May 1904||Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA|
|Died||14 Sep 1981||(77)||Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA|
Vice Admiral C. L. Melson
Warship Commands listed for Charles Leroy Melson, USN
|USS Champlin (DD 601)||T/Cdr.||Destroyer||12 Sep 1942||28 Jan 1944|
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Destroyer USS Champlin (DD 601)
12 Mar 1943 (position 37.10, -40.21)
German U-boat U-130 was sunk west of the Azores, in position 37°10'N, 40°21'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer USS Champlin.
15 Mar 1943
USS Champlin (T/Cdr. C.L. Melson, USN) picked up 127 survivors from the French merchant Wyoming that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-524 in the North Atlantic north of the Azores in position 40°18'N, 28°56'W. The survivors, the entire crew and all passengers, were landed at Casablanca, Marocco.
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