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
Decommissioned: N/A
Fate:           Sunk by Japanese Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa 
                April 12, 1945 with the loss of 73 of her crew.


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