USS Mannert L. Abele
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
Fate: Sunk by Japanese Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa
April 12, 1945 with the loss of 73 of her crew.
We are seeking information on USS Mannert L. Abele and her crews.
Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.
The following is info on my Uncle Jimmy:
Home - Linden, NJ
Electricianís Mate 3rd Class
Jimmy died in the sinking of the USS Mannert Abele. From what I gather he was in the engine room when
the ship was struck.
Thanks for the website Mark. Every few years I go looking for info on my Uncle Jimmy. Nice to see that
someone is keeping records.
If you have any recommendations on where I can find more information on what actually happened to the
Abele (first hand accounts, etc.) I would appreciate the info.