Military


DD-692 Allen M. Sumner-class

Ships
Hull No. Ship Name Laid Down Launch Comm Status
DD 692 Allen M Sumner 7/7/1943 12/15/1943 1/26/1944 Sold for scrap, Oct 1974
DD 693 Moale 8/5/1943 1/16/1944 2/28/1944 Sold for scrap, Nov 1974.
DD 694 Ingraham 8/4/1943 1/16/1944 3/10/1944 Sold to Greece, 16 July 1971; renamed MIAOULIS. Served Greek Navy until stricken in 1992. Reported laid up in Souda Bay, Crete in Jan 1998.
DD 695 Cooper 8/30/1943 2/9/1944 3/27/1944 Sunk by Japanese destroyer TAKE in Ormac Bay, Leyte, Phillipines, 3 Dec 1944. (191 killed).
DD 696 English 10/19/1943 2/27/1944 5/4/1944 Sold to Taiwan, 11 Aug 1970; renamed HUEI YANG. Still active in the Taiwanese Navy as of 1998.
DD 697 Charles SSperry 10/19/1943 3/13/1944 5/17/1944 Sold to Chile, 8 Jan 1974; renamed MINISTRO ZENTENO. Served Chilean Navy until stricken and scrapped in 1990.
DD 698 Ault 11/15/1943 3/26/1944 5/31/1944 Sold for scrap, Apr 1974.
DD 699 Waldron 11/16/1943 3/26/1944 6/8/1944 Sold to Columbia, 30 Oct 1973; renamed SANTANDER. Served Columbian Navy until stricken and scrapped in 1986.
DD 700 Haynsworth 12/16/1943 4/15/1944 6/22/1944 Sold to Taiwan, 12 May 1970; renamed YUEN YANG. Served Taiwan until stricken and scrapped in 1993.
DD 701 John W Weeks 1/17/1944 5/21/1944 7/21/1944 Sunk as target off Virginia, 19 Nov 1970.
DD 702 Hank 1/17/1944 5/21/1944 8/28/1944 Sold to Argentina, 1 July 1972; renamed SEGUI. Served Argentinian Navy until stricken and scrapped in 1983.
DD 703 Wallace L Lind 2/14/1944 6/14/1944 9/8/1944 Sold to South Korea, 4 Dec 1973; renamed DAE GU. Still active in South Korean Navy as of 1998.
DD 704 Borie 2/29/1944 7/4/1944 9/21/1944 Sold to Argentina, 1 July 1972; renamed HIPOLITO BOUCHARD. Served Argentine Navy until stricken and scrapped in 1984.
DD 705 Compton 3/28/1944 9/17/1944 11/4/1944 Sold to Brazil, 27 Sep 1972; renamed MATTO GRASSO. Served Brazilian Navy until stricken and scrapped in 1990.
DD 706 Gainard 3/29/1944 9/17/1944 11/23/1944 Sold for scrap, Mar 1974.
DD 707 Soley 4/18/1944 9/8/1944 12/4/1944 Heavily damaged by grounding, Jan 1970. Subsequently decommissioned and sunk as target, 18 Sep 1970.
DD 708 Harlan R Dickson 5/23/1944 12/17/1944 2/17/1945 Sold for scrap, May 1973.
DD 709 Hugh Purvis 5/23/1944 12/17/1944 3/1/1945 Sold to Turkey, 1 July 1973; renamed ZAFER. She served the Turkish Navy until stricken in 1993 and scrapped in 1994.
DD 722 Barton 5/24/1943 10/10/1943 12/30/1943 Sunk as target off Virginia, 8 Oct 1969.
DD 723 Walke 6/7/1943 10/27/1943 1/21/1944 Sold for scrap, Mar 1975.
DD 724 Laffey 6/28/1943 11/21/1943 2/8/1944 Heavily damaged off Okinawa, 15 Apr 1945, taking four bomb and five Kamikaze hits. (32 killed). Preserved as memorial, berthed at Charleston SC.
DD 725 O Brien 7/12/1943 12/8/1943 2/25/1944 Heavily damaged off Kerama Retto, 27 Mar 1945. A "Val" kamikaze aircraft with 500 pound bomb detonated her magazines. (50 killed). Sunk as target off California, 13 July 1972.
DD 726 Meredith 7/26/1943 12/21/1943 3/14/1944 Struck mine off Utah Beach, Normandy (France), 8 June 1944. Sunk by German aircraft off Utah Beach, France, 9 June 1944. (35 killed) The hulk was raised and scrapped, Sep 1960.
DD 727 De Haven 8/9/1943 1/9/1944 3/31/1944 Sold to South Korea, 5 Dec 1973; renamed INCHEON. Served until stricken and scrapped in 1993.
DD 728 Mansfield 8/28/1943 1/29/1944 4/14/1944 Sold to Argentinia, 4 June 1974; cannibalized for spare parts.
DD 729 Lyman K Swenson 9/11/1943 2/12/1944 5/2/1944 Sold to Taiwan, 6 May 1974; cannibalized for spare parts.
DD 730 Collett 10/11/1943 3/5/1944 5/16/1944 Sold to Argentina, 4 June 1974; renamed PIEDRA BUENA. Served until stricken and scrapped in 1984.
DD 731 Maddox 10/28/1943 3/19/1944 6/2/1944 Attacked by Vietnamese torpedo craft in the Gulf of Tonkin, 2 Aug 1964, she returned fire sinking two, receiving the Navy Unit Commendation; this attack sparked the Vietnam War. Sold to Taiwan, 6 July 1972; renamed PO YANG. Served until stricken and scrapped in 1985.
DD 732 Hyman 11/22/1943 4/8/1944 6/16/1944 Sold for scrap, Oct 1970.
DD 733 Mannert L Abele 12/9/1943 4/23/1944 7/4/1944 Sunk by Japanese kamikaze aircraft and rocket powered glide bomb (baka bomb) off Okinawa, 12 Apr 1945. (73 killed).
DD 734 Purdy 12/22/1943 5/7/1944 7/18/1944 Sold for scrap, June 1974.
DD 735 Robert H Smith 1/10/1944 5/25/1944 8/4/1944 Completed as minelayer (DM-23), reclassified MMD-23, 1 Jan 1969. Sold for scrap, Dec 1973.
DD 736 Thomas E Fraser 1/31/1944 6/10/1944 8/22/1944 Completed as minelayer (DM-24), reclassified MMD-24, 1 Jan 1969. Sold for scrap, June 1974.
DD 737 Shannon 2/12/1944 6/24/1944 9/8/1944 Completed as minelayer (DM-25), reclassified MMD-25, 1 Jan 1969. Sold for scrap, May 1973.
DD 738 Harry F Bauer 3/6/1944 7/9/1944 9/22/1944 Completed as minelayer (DM-26), reclassified MMD-26, 1 Jan 1969. Sold for scrap, June 1974.
DD 739 Adams 3/20/1944 7/23/1944 10/10/1944 Completed as minelayer (DM-27), reclassified MMD-27, 1 Jan 1969. Sold for scrap, Dec 1971.
DD 740 Tolman 4/10/1944 8/13/1944 10/27/1944 Completed as minelayer (DM-28), reclassified MMD-28, 1 Jan 1969. Sold for scrap, Dec 1971.
DD 741 Drexler 4/24/1944 9/3/1944 11/14/1944 Sunk by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, 28 May 1945. (168 killed).
DD 744 Blue 6/30/1943 11/28/1943 3/20/1944 Sunk as target off California, 28 Apr 1977.
DD 745 Brush 7/30/1943 12/28/1943 4/17/1944 Sold to Taiwan, 9 Dec 1969; renamed HSIANG YANG. Served until stricken and scrapped in 1984.
DD 746 Taussig 8/30/1943 1/25/1944 5/20/1944 Sold to Taiwan, 6 May 1974; renamed LO YANG. Served until stricken in 1994.
DD 747 Samuel N Moore 9/30/1943 2/23/1944 6/24/1944 Sold to Taiwan, 9 Dec 1969; renamed HENG YANG. Served until stricken in 1993.
DD 748 Harry E Hubbard 10/30/1943 3/24/1944 7/22/1944 Sold for scrap, July 1970.
DD 749 Henry A Wiley 11/28/1943 4/21/1944 8/31/1944 Received the Presidential Unit Citation for action off Okinawa, 4 May 1945. Completed as minelayer (DM-29), reclassified MMD-29, 1 Jan 1969. Sold for scrap, May 1972.
DD 750 Shea 12/28/1943 5/20/1944 9/30/1944 Completed as minelayer (DM-30), reclassified MMD-30, 1 Jan 1969. Heavily damaged by Japanese glide bomb (baka) off Okinawa, 4 May 1945. Sold for scrap, Aug 1974.
DD 751 J William Ditter 1/25/1944 7/4/1944 10/28/1944 Completed as minelayer (DM-31). Heavily damaged by Japanese Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, 6 June 1945. Decommissioned shortly thereafter and scrapped in July 1946.
DD 752 Alfred A Cunningham 2/23/1944 8/3/1944 11/23/1944 Sunk as target off California, 12 Oct 1979, by five laser guided bombs.
DD 753 John R Pierce 3/24/1944 9/1/1944 12/30/1944 Sold for scrap, Nov 1974.
DD 754 Frank E Evans 4/21/1944 10/3/1944 2/3/1945 Lost in collision with HMAS MELBOURNE off Luzon, 3 June 1969. She was cut in half, her bow sinking after the collision. The stern section was sunk as a target in Subic Bay, 10 Oct 1969.
DD 755 John A Bole 5/20/1944 11/1/1944 3/3/1945 Sold to Taiwan, 6 May 1974; cannibalized for spare parts.
DD 756 Beatty 7/4/1944 11/30/1944 3/31/1945 Sold to Venezuela, 14 July 1972; renamed CARABOBO. Served until stricken and scrapped in 1981.
DD 757 Putnam 7/11/1943 3/26/1944 10/12/1944 Sold for scrap, June 1974.
DD 758 Strong 7/25/1943 4/23/1944 3/8/1945 Sold to Brazil, 31 Oct 1973; renamed RIO GRANDE DEL NORTE. Still active in Brazilian Navy as of 1998.
DD 759 Lofberg 11/4/1943 8/12/1944 4/26/1945 Sold to Taiwan, 6 May 1974; cannibalized for spare parts.
DD 760 John W Thomason 11/21/1943 9/30/1944 10/11/1945 Sold to Taiwan, 6 May 1974; renamed NAN YANG. Still active in Taiwanese Navy as of 1998.
DD 761 Buck 2/1/1944 3/11/1945 6/28/1946 Sold to Brazil, 16 July 1973; renamed ALAGOAS. Still active in Brazilian Navy as of 1998.
DD 762 Henley 2/8/1944 4/8/1945 10/8/1946 Sold for scrap, June 1974.
DD 770 Lowry 8/1/1943 2/6/1944 7/23/1944 Sold to Brazil, 31 Oct 1973; renamed ESPIRITO SANTO. Still active in Brazilian Navy as of 1998.
DD 771 Lindsey 9/12/1943 3/5/1944 8/20/1944 Completed as minelayer (DM-32), reclassified MMD-32, 1 Jan 1969. Sunk as target off Virginia, 9 May 1972.
DD 772 Gwin 10/31/1943 4/9/1944 9/30/1944 Completed as minelayer (DM-33), reclassified MMD-33, 1 Jan 1969. Sold to Turkey, 15 Aug 1971; renamed MUAVENET. Heavily damaged by Sea Sparrow missile fired by accident from USS SARATOGA (CV-60) during a NATO exercise, 2 Oct 1992. Subsequently stricken and scrapped.
DD 773 Aaaron Ward 12/12/1943 5/5/1944 10/28/1944 Completed as minelayer (DM-34). Heavily damaged by Japanese Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, 3 May 1945. Decommissioned shortly thereafter. Sold for scrap, July 1946.
DD 774 Hugh W Hadley 2/6/1944 7/16/1944 11/25/1944 Heavily damaged by Japanese Kamikaze aircraft, 11 May 1945. Decommissioned shortly thereafter and Sold for scrap, Sep 1947.
DD 775 Willard Keith 3/5/1944 8/29/1944 7/1/1972 Sold to Columbia, 1 July 1972; renamed CALDES (DD-02). Served until stricken and scrapped in 1977.
DD 776 James C Owens 4/9/1944 10/1/1944 7/15/1973 Sold to Brazil, 15 July 1973; renamed SERGIPE. Still active in Brazilian Navy as of 1998.
DD 777 Zellars 12/24/1943 7/19/1944 3/19/1971 Sold to Iran, 19 Mar 1971, extensively modified at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Commissioned in Iranian Navy, 12 Oct 1973; renamed BABR. Still active in the Iranian Navy as of 1998.
DD 778 Massey 1/14/1944 8/19/1944 11/24/1944 Sold for scrap, 13 Nov 1974.
DD 779 Douglas H Fox 1/31/1944 9/30/1944 12/26/1944 Sold to Chile, 8 Jan 1974; renamed MINISTRO PORTALES. Served until stricken and scrapped in 1991.
DD 780 Storms 2/15/1944 11/4/1944 2/16/1972 Sold to Iran, 16 Feb 1972; renamed PALANG. Still active in Iranian Navy as of 1998.
DD 781 Robert K Huntington 2/29/1944 12/5/1944 3/3/1945 Sold to Venezuela, 31 Oct 1973; renamed FALCON. Served until stricken and scrapped in 1981.
DD 857 Bristol 5/5/1944 10/29/1944 3/17/1945 Sold to Taiwan, 9 Dec 1969; renamed HUA YANG. Served and stricken and scrapped in 1993.



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