USS Mansfield
DD 728 (Sumner class)

Official Navy Photograph
My Dad served aboard the Mansfield in 1949. We lost him to Cancer in July 2006, but I still have these photos (attached), in good condition, along with his DD214. He talked about the Mansfield alot, in his last days, he kept repeating who his CO and "Chief of the Boat" were, the names escape me now, but I was amazed how he could remember that in the condition he was in, only days before passing. Clearly, his time aboard the Mansfield were engrained in him forever. He told me stories of being injured during a time when they hit a mine, during the Korean War. The blast through him and he hit his head and woke up 3 days later in a hospital. I laughed and told him that explains things- jokingly, of course. My Dad had the greatest sense of humor of anyone I've ever met. I miss him dearly. I hope these photos contribute to your honoring all those who are a part of the Mansfield family. God Bless. Jim Kovach


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

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