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Warship Class - Allen M. Sumner - Destroyer
Name Allen M. Sumner
Country United States (Details)
Period World War II
Source of Text Wikipedia
Credit Link Link
Type Destroyer
Preceded By Fletcher (Details)
Succeeded By Gearing (Details)
Number Planned 70
Number Completed 58
First Commisioned 1945
Last Year Active 2014
Other Nations Mexico, Taiwan, Greece, Turkey, South Korea, Argentina, Brazil



History: The Allen M. Sumner class was a group of 58 destroyers built by the United States during World War II. Another twelve ships were completed as destroyer minelayers. Often referred to as simply the Sumner class, this class was characterized by their twin 5-inch/38 caliber gun mounts, dual rudders, additional anti-aircraft weapons, and many other advancements over the previous Fletcher class. The Allen M. Sumner design was extended 14 feet (4.3 m) amidships to become the Gearing class, which was produced in larger numbers.

Completed in 1943-45, four were lost in the war and one was damaged so badly it was scrapped, but the surviving ships served in the US Navy into the 1970s. After being retired from the US fleet, 29 of them were sold to other navies, where they served many more years. Two still exist as museum ships, one in South Carolina, and one in Taiwan.

History:
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Item created by: Lethe on 2019-03-20 12:17:19. Last edited by gdm on 2019-03-25 14:21:32

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