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USS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692)

Destroyer Warship (1944)

Naval Warfare

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USS Allen M. Sumner headlined the 58-strong Sumner-class of World War 2 fame - the type proving instrumental to U.S. Navy actions in the conflict.

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Service Year

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Destroyed, Scrapped.

Allen M. Sumner-class

USS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692); USS Moale (DD-693); USS Ingraham (DD-694); USS Cooper (DD-695); USS English (DD-696); USS Charles S. Sperry (DD-697); USS Ault (DD-698); USS Waldron (DD-699); USS Haynsworth (DD-700); USS John W, Weeks (DD-701); USS Hank (DD-702); USS Wallace L. Lind (DD-703); USS Borie (DD-704); USS Comton (DD-705); USS Gainard (DD-706); USS Soley (DD-707); USS Harian R. Dickson (DD-708); USS Hugh Purvis (DD-709); USS Barton (DD-722); USS Walke (DD-723); USS Laffey (DD-724); USS O'Brien (DD-725); USS Meredith (DD-726); USS DeHaven (DD-727); USS Mansfield (DD-728); USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729) USS Collett (DD-730); USS Maddox (DD-731); USS Hyman (DD-732); USS Mannert L. Abele ( DD-733); USS Purdy (DD-734); USS Drexler (DD-741); USS Blue (DD-744); USS Brush (DD-745); USS Taussig (DD-746); USS Samuel N. Moore (DD-747); USS Harry E. Hubbard (DD-748); USS Alfred A. Cunningham (DD-752); USS John R. Pierce (DD-753); USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754); USS John A. Bole (DD-755); USS Beatty (DD-756); USS Putnam (DD-757); USS Strong (DD-758); USS Lofberg (DD-759);USS John W. Thomason (DD-760); USS Buck (DD-761); USS Henley (DD-762); USS Lowry (DD-770); USS Hugh W. Hadley ( DD-774); USS Willard Keith ( DD-775); USS James C. Owens (DD-776); USS Zellars (DD-777); USS Massey (DD-778); USS Douglas H. Fox (DD-799); USS Stormes (DD-780); USS Robert K. Huntington (DD-781);USS Bristol (DD-857)

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Offshore Bombardment
Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
Maritime Patrol
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Airspace Denial / Deterrence
Neutralization or deterrence of airborne elements through onboard ballistic of missile weaponry.
Fleet Support
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.

376.5 ft
114.76 m
40.0 ft
12.19 m
15.7 ft
4.79 m

Installed Power: 4 x Babcok & Wilcox boiler units feeding 2 x General Electric geared steam turbines developing 60,000 horsepower driving 2 x Shafts astern.
Surface Speed
34.0 kts
(39.1 mph)
6,517 nm
(7,500 mi | 12,070 km)

kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
6 x 5" (130mm) /38 caliber main guns.
12 x 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns.
11 x 20mm Oerlikon AA guns.
10 x 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes.
6 x Depth charge projectors.
2 x Depth charge racks.

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