DD 728 (Sumner class)

Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath Me. Laid Down: August 28, 1943 Launched: January 29, 1944 Commissioned: April 14, 1944 Decommissioned: February 4, 1971 Fate: To Argentina June 4, 1974. Cannibalized for spare parts We are seeking information on the USS Mansfield and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them […]

DD 729 (Sumner class)

Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath Me. Laid Down: September 11, 1943 Launched: February 12, 1944 Commissioned: May 2, 1944 Decommissioned: February 12 1971 Fate: To Taiwan May 6, 1974. Cannibalized for spare parts. We are seeking information on the USS Lyman K. Swenson and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will […]

DD-730 (Sumner Class)

Builder: Bath Iron Works Laid Down: October 11, 1943 Launched: March 5, 1944 Commissioned: May 16, 1944 Decommissioned: Fate: To Argentina April 1974   We are seeking information on the USS Collett and her crews. Files and photos may be emailed to us and we will incorporate them into this page. When enough information has been assembled […]

DD 731 (Sumner class)

Steaming astern of USS Philippine Sea (CVA-47), off San Diego, California, March 3, 1954 Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath Me. Laid Down: October 28, 1943 Launched: March 19, 1944 Commissioned: June 2, 1944 Decommissioned: July 2, 1972 (stricken) Fate: To Taiwan July 6, 1972. Renamed Po Yang, Stricken and broken up for scrap in 1985. […]

DD-732

Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath Me. Laid Down: November 22, 1943 Launched: April 8, 1944 Commissioned: June 16, 1944 Decommissioned: November 16, 1969 (Stricken) Fate: Sold October 13, 1970 and broken up for scrap We are seeking information on the USS Hyman and her crews. Files may be emailed to us and we will incorporate them into […]

DD 733 (Sumner class)

Submitted by Richard W Lamkin, Jr. in memory of his father, Ensign Richard Warren Lamkin, Sr., Gunnery Officer, USS Mannert L. Abele Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath Me. Laid Down: December 9, 1943 Launched: April 23, 1944 Commissioned: July 4, 1944 Decommissioned: N/A Fate: Sunk by Japanese Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa April 12, 1945 with the loss […]

DD-735 (DM-23) (Sumner Class)

Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath Me. Laid Down: January 10, 1944 Launched: May 25, 1944 Commissioned: August 4, 1944 Decommissioned: Completed as Minelayer DM-23, Reclassified MMD-23 January 1, 1969. Decommissioned June 30, 1955 Fate: Sold December 3, 1973 and broken up for scrap. We are seeking information on the USS Robert H. Smith and her […]

DD-734 (Sumner Class)

uilder: Bath Iron Works, Bath Me. Laid Down: December 22, 1943 Launched: May 7, 1944 Commissioned: July 18, 1944 Decommissioned: July 1, 1973 (stricken) Fate: Sold June 11, 1974 and broken up for scrap. We are seeking information on the USS Purdy and her crews. Files and photos may be emailed to us and we will incorporate […]

DD 736 (Sumner class)

Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath Me. Laid Down: January 31, 1944 Launched: June 10, 1944 Commissioned: August 22, 1944 Decommissioned: Completed as Minelayer DM-24, Reclassified MMD-24 January 1, 1969. Decommissioned June 30, 1955 Fate: Sold June 12, 1974 and broken up for scrap. We are seeking information on the USS Thomas E. Fraser and her […]

DD 737 (DM-25) (Sumner Class)

Builder: Bath Iron Works Laid Down: February 12, 1944 Launched: June 24, 1944 Commissioned: September 8, 1944 Decommissioned: Completed as Minelayer DM-25, Reclassified MMD-25 1/1/69; Decommissioned 6/30/55; Fate: Sold 5/18/73 and broken up We are seeking information on the USS Shannon and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them […]