DD-709 (Sumner Class)

Builder:        Federal Shipbuilding, Kearny NJ. 
Laid Down:      May 23 1944
Launched:       December 17, 1944
Commissioned:   March 1, 1945
Decommissioned: June 15, 1972
Fate:           To Turkey July 1, 1972. Renamed Zafer, 
                Stricken in 1993 and broken up for scrap in 1994.

We are seeking information on the USS Hugh Purvis and her crews. Files and photos may beĀ emailedĀ to us and we will incorporate them into this page. When enough information has been assembled we will then build the ship her own section.