USS Hugh Purvis
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.

		Reunion Notice:				
The 17th annual Hugh Purvis Reunion, June 26-28, 2008 in Boston (Quincy), MA.  Additional 
information on our website 

For additional information I can be contacted at or 105 Golf Club Dr., Langhorne, PA 19047 or my home phone is 215-757-0326, cell phone 215-359-6248.


Jeff Minton

Contributed by the son of Barney Devlin aboard USS Gainard

We are seeking information on the USS Hugh Purvis 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 we will then build the ship her own section.

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