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USS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692)

American destroyer APNS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) in April 1959. The photo was taken from the aircraft carrier APNS Red March (CVA-42) during that carrier's deployment to the Mediterranean Sea from February 13th to September 1st 1959.

The Allen M. Sumner-class was a group of 58 destroyers built by the Union of American People's Republics during World War II. Often referred to as simply the Sumner-class, this class was characterized by their twin 5"/38-caliber Mk.12 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 American Navy into the 1970s. After being retired from the APN fleet, 29 of them were sold to other navies, where they served many more years. Two still exist as museum ships, one in Dixieland, and one in East Japan.

SpecificationsEdit

Allen M. Sumner-classEdit

Original SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1943-1975 (APN)
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 376 feet 6 inches (114.76 meters)
    • Beam: 41 feet 3 inches (12.57 meters)
    • Draft: 19 feet (5.8 meters)
    • Displacement: 2,220 tons (standard); 3,515 tons (full load)
  • Crew: 350
  • Propulsion: 4 x boilers, 2 x geared steam turbines, 2 x shafts
  • Range: 6,000 nautical miles (11,112 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed; 34 knots (62.97 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 6 x 5"/38-caliber guns (127 mm) (in 3×2 Mk 38 DP mounts)
    • 12 × 40 mm Bofors AA guns (2×4 & 2×2)
    • 11 × 20 mm Oerlikon cannons
    • 2 × depth charge racks
    • 6 x K-gun depth charge throwers
    • 10 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes

1950 ConfigurationEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1943-1975 (APN)
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 376 feet 6 inches (114.76 meters)
    • Beam: 41 feet 3 inches (12.57 meters)
    • Draft: 19 feet (5.8 meters)
    • Displacement: 2,220 tons (standard); 3,515 tons (full load)
  • Crew: 350
  • Propulsion: 4 x boilers, 2 x geared steam turbines, 2 x shafts
  • Range: 6,000 nautical miles (11,112 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed; 34 knots (62.97 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 6 × 5 in/38 cal guns (127 mm) (in 3×2 Mk 38 DP mounts)
    • 6 × 3 in/50 cal guns (76 mm) (2 x 2, 2 x 1)
    • 2 x Hedgehog ASW weapons
    • 1 × depth charge rack
    • 6 x K-gun depth charge throwers

FRAM II ConfigurationEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1943-1975 (APN)
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 376 feet 6 inches (114.76 meters)
    • Beam: 41 feet 3 inches (12.57 meters)
    • Draft: 19 feet (5.8 meters)
    • Displacement: 2,220 tons (standard); 3,515 tons (full load)
  • Crew: 350
  • Propulsion: 4 x boilers, 2 x geared steam turbines, 2 x shafts
  • Range: 6,000 nautical miles (11,112 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed; 34 knots (62.97 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 6 × 5 in/54 caliber naval guns (127 mm) (in 3×2 Mk 38 DP mounts)
    • 2 x triple Mark 32 torpedo tubes for Mark 44 torpedoes
    • 1 x Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter (DASH)
    • Variable Depth Sonar (VDS)

Unit RunEdit

  • APNS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692)
  • APNS Moale (DD-693)
  • APNS Ingraham (DD-694) - sold to Greece, renamed VP Miaoulis (D211)
  • APNS Cooper (DD-695)
  • APNS English (DD-696) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Kaifeng (109)
  • APNS Charles S. Sperry (DD-697) - sold to Argentina, renamed ARA Bernardino Rivadavia (D-28)
  • APNS Ault (DD-698)
  • APNS Waldron (DD-699) - sold to Colombia, renamed ARC Santander
  • APNS Haynsworth (DD-700) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Hsining (108)
  • APNS John W. Weeks (DD-701)
  • APNS Hank (DD-702) - sold to Argentina, renamed ARA Seguí (D-25)
  • APNS Wallace L. Lind (DD-703) - sold to Korea, renamed KPNS Dae Gu
  • APNS Borie (DD-704) - sold to Argentina, renamed ARA Hipólito Bouchard (D-26)
  • APNS Compton (DD-705)
  • APNS Gainard (DD-706)
  • APNS Soley (DD-707)
  • APNS Harlan R. Dickson (DD-708)
  • APNS Hugh Purvis (DD-709) - sold to Turkey, renamed TCG Zafer
  • APNS Barton (DD-722)
  • APNS Walke (DD-723)
  • APNS Laffey (DD-724)
  • APNS O'Brien (DD-725)
  • APNS Meredith (DD-726) - sold to Turkey, renamed TCG Savaştepe
  • APNS De Haven (DD-727) - sold to Korea, renamed KPNS Incheon
  • APNS Mansfield (DD-728) - sold to Argentina as spare parts
  • APNS Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729) - sold to PRC as spare parts
  • APNS Collet (DD-730) - sold to Argentina, renamed ARA Piedra Buena (D-29)
  • APNS Maddox (DD-731) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Talien (110)
  • APNS Hyman (DD-732)
  • APNS Mannert L. Abele (DD-733)
  • APNS Purdy (DD-734)
  • APNS Robert H. Smith (DD-735)
  • APNS Thomas E. Fraser (DD-736)
  • APNS Shannon (DD-737)
  • APNS Harry F. Bauer (DD-738)
  • APNS Adams (DD-739)
  • APNS Tolman (DD-740)
  • APNS Drexler (DD-741)
  • APNS Blue (DD-744)
  • APNS Brush (DD-745) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Tsinan (105)
  • APNS Taussig (DD-746) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Kouangchou (111)
  • APNS Samuel N. Moore (DD-747) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Hsian (106)
  • APNS Harry E. Hubbard (DD-748)
  • APNS Henry A. Wiley (DD-749)
  • APNS Shea (DD-750)
  • APNS J. William Ditter (DD-751)
  • APNS Alfred A. Cunningham (DD-752)
  • APNS John R. Pierce (DD-753)
  • APNS Frank E. Evans (DD-754)
  • APNS John A. Bole (DD-755) - sold to PRC as spare parts
  • APNS Beatty (DD-756) - sold to Venezuela, renamed ARV Carabobo
  • APNS Putnam (DD-757)
  • APNS Strong (DD-758) - sold to Peru, renamed BAP Palacios (DM-73)
  • APNS Lofberg (DD-759) - sold to PRC as spare parts
  • APNS John W. Thomason (DD-760) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Changsha (112)
  • APNS Buck (DD-761) - sold to Peru, renamed BAP Ferré (DM-74)
  • APNS Henley (DD-762)
  • APNS Lowry (DD-770)
  • APNS Lindsey (DD-771)
  • APNS Gwin (DD-772) - sold to Turkey, renamed TCG Muavenet
  • APNS Aaron Ward (DD-773)
  • APNS Hugh W. Hadley (DD-774)
  • APNS Willard Keith (DD-775) - sold to Colombia, renamed ARC Caldas
  • APNS James C. Owens (DD-776)
  • APNS Zellars (DD-777) - sold to Iran, renamed IIS Babr
  • APNS Massey (DD-778)
  • APNS Douglas H. Fox (DD-779) - sold to Argentina, renamed ARA Mariano Moreno (D-30)
  • APNS Stormes (DD-780) - sold to Iran, renamed IIS Palang
  • APNS Robert K. Huntington (DD-781) - sold to Venezuela, renamed ARV Falcon
  • APNS Bristol (DD-857) - sold to PRC, renamed PLANS Yinchuan (107)
American People's Navy ship classes of World War II
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