USS Mannert L. Abele
DD 733 (Sumner class)

USS Mannert L. Abele
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 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.


James Knott Mark,

The following is info on my Uncle Jimmy:

James Knott
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.

Thank you,

Kevin Greener



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