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  • US Allen M. Sumner class

    US Fletcher class


    Destroyer Allen M. Sumner class

    A six-gun derivative of the Fletcher design characterized by their twin-gun turrets, dual rudders and additional anti-aircraft weapons. 70 ships were originally laid down and many were transferred later to foreign Navies.

        Derivatives / Succeeded by
    US Gearing class 1944
                            US Mitscher class 1953
                                                    US Forrest Sherman class 1955
                                                                            US Farragut class 1955
                                                                                                    US DDG Charles F. Adams class 1960
                                                                                                                            AU DDG Perth class 1965
                                                                                                                            DE DDG Type 103 Lütjens class 1969
                                                                                                                            US DDG Charles F. Adams NTU class 1970
                                                                                                    US DDG Coontz class 1960


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    BR Brazilian Navy Westland Wasp 01

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    US Bath Iron Works - 1
    US Bethlehem Mariners Harbor - 1
    US Bethlehem San Francisco - 4
    US Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company - 6
    US Todd Pacific Shipyards, Seattle - 1

    List of Ships

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    USUS NavyDD-697USS Charles S. Sperry19441973
    CL Chilean Navy D-16 Ministro Zenteno 19741990
    USUS NavyDD-699USS Waldron19441973
    CO Colombian Navy DD-03 ARC Santander 19731986
    USUS NavyDD-702USS Hank19441972
    AR Argentine Navy D-25 ARA Segui 19721983
    USUS NavyDD-704USS Borie19441972
    AR Argentine Navy D-26 ARA Bouchard 19721984
    USUS NavyDD-705USS Compton19441972
    BR Brazilian Navy D34 Mato Grosso 19721990
    USUS NavyDD-730USS Collett19441970
    AR Argentine Navy D-29 ARA Piedra Buena 19771985
    USUS NavyDD-770USS Lowry19441973
    BR Brazilian Navy D38 Espirito Santo 19731996
    USUS NavyDD-779USS Douglas H. Fox19441973
    CL Chilean Navy D-17 Ministro Portales 19741990
    USUS NavyDD-709USS Hugh PurvisNTFS19451972
    TR Turkish Navy D356 TCG Zafer 19721993
    USUS NavyDD-711Gearing class USS Eugene A. Greene19451972
    ES Spanish Navy D-61 Churruca 19721989
    USUS NavyDD-754USS Frank E EvansNTKB19451969
    USUS NavyDD-758USS Strong19451973
    BR Brazilian Navy D37 Rio Grande do Norte 19731996
    USUS NavyDD-776USS James C. Owens19451973
    BR Brazilian Navy D35 Sergipe 19731995
    USUS NavyDD-841Gearing class USS Noa19451973
    ES Spanish Navy D-65 Blas de Lezo 19731991
    USUS NavyDD-859Gearing class USS NorrisNBFE19451970
    TR Turkish Navy D354 TCG Kocatepe 1973--
    USUS NavyDD-875Gearing class USS Henry W. Tucker19451973
    BR Brazilian Navy D25 Marcilio Dias 19731994
    USUS NavyDD-877Gearing class USS Perkins19451973
    AR Argentine Navy D-27 ARA Comodoro Py 19731984
    USUS NavyDD-879Gearing class USS Leary19451973
    ES Spanish Navy D-64 Langara 19731992
    USUS NavyDD-882Gearing class USS Furse19451972
    ES Spanish Navy D-62 Gravina 19721991
    USUS NavyDD-887Gearing class USS Brinkley Bass19451973
    BR Brazilian Navy D26 Mariz e Barros 19731997
    USUS NavyDD-889Gearing class USS O Hare19451973
    ES Spanish Navy D-63 Mendez Nuñez 19731992
    USUS NavyDD-718Gearing class USS HamnerNTXJ19461979
    TW ROCN DDG-927 ROCS Yun Yang 19802003
    USUS NavyDD-761USS Buck19461973
    BR Brazilian Navy D36 Alagoas 19731995
    USUS NavyDD-789Gearing class USS Eversole19461973
    TR Turkish Navy D352 TCG Gayret 19731995
    USUS NavyDD-853Gearing class USS Charles H Roan19461973
    TR Turkish Navy D351 TCG Maresal Fevzi Cakmak 1973--
    USUS NavyDD-872Gearing class USS Forrest Royal19461971
    TR Turkish Navy D353 TCG Adatepe 19711993
    USUS NavyDD-765Gearing class USS KepplerNKPD19471972
    TR Turkish Navy D355 TCG Tinaztepe 19721982
    USUS NavyDDG-35Mitscher class USS Mitscher19531978
    USUS NavyDDG-36Mitscher class USS John S. McCain19531978
    USUS NavyDL-4Mitscher class USS Willis A. Lee19541969
    USUS NavyDL-5Mitscher class USS Wilkinson19541969
    USUS NavyDL-6Farragut class USS Farragut19551955
    Coontz class DDG-37 USS Farragut 19601989
    USUS NavyDL-7Farragut class USS Luce19551955
    Coontz class DDG-38 USS Luce 19611991
    USUS NavyDL-8Farragut class USS Macdonough19551955
    Coontz class DDG-39 USS Macdonough 19611992
    USUS NavyDDG-45Coontz class USS Dewey19591990
    USUS NavyDDG-2Charles F. Adams class USS Charles F. Adams19601992
    USUS NavyDDG-7Charles F. Adams class USS Henry B. Wilson19601989
    USUS NavyDDG-40Coontz class USS Coontz19601989
    USUS NavyDDG-41Coontz class USS King19601991
    USUS NavyDDG-42Coontz class USS Mahan19601993
    USUS NavyDDG-46Coontz class USS Preble19601991
    USUS NavyDDG-3Charles F. Adams class USS John King19611990
    USUS NavyDDG-8Charles F. Adams class USS Lynde McCormick19611991
    USUS NavyDDG-9Charles F. Adams class USS Towers19611990
    USUS NavyDDG-10Charles F. Adams class USS Sampson19611991
    USUS NavyDDG-11Charles F. Adams class USS Sellers19611989
    USUS NavyDDG-12Charles F. Adams class USS Robison19611991
    USUS NavyDDG-43Coontz class USS Dahlgren19611992
    USUS NavyDDG-44Coontz class USS William V. Pratt19611991
    USUS NavyDDG-4Charles F. Adams class USS Lawrence19621990
    USUS NavyDDG-5Charles F. Adams class USS Biddle19621964
    DDG-5 USS Claude V. Ricketts 19641989
    USUS NavyDDG-6Charles F. Adams class USS Barney19621990
    USUS NavyDDG-13Charles F. Adams class USS Hoel19621990
    USUS NavyDDG-14Charles F. Adams class USS Buchanan19621991
    USUS NavyDDG-15Charles F. Adams class USS Berkeley19621990
    GR Hellenic Navy D221 HHMS Themistocles 19922002
    USUS NavyDDG-18Charles F. Adams class USS Semmes19621991
    GR Hellenic Navy D218 HHMS Kimon 19912004
    USUS NavyDDG-16Charles F. Adams class USS Joseph Strauss19631990
    GR Hellenic Navy D220 HHMS Formion 19922002
    USUS NavyDDG-17Charles F. Adams class USS Conyngham19631990
    USUS NavyDDG-19Charles F. Adams NTU class USS Tattnall19631991
    USUS NavyDDG-20Charles F. Adams NTU class USS Goldsborough19631993
    AU RAN D 40 parts hulk 19931993
    USUS NavyDDG-21Charles F. Adams class USS Cochrane19641990
    USUS NavyDDG-22Charles F. Adams NTU class USS Benjamin Stoddert19641991
    USUS NavyDDG-23Charles F. Adams class USS Richard E. Byrd19641990
    GR Hellenic Navy spare parts 19931993
    USUS NavyDDG-24Charles F. Adams class USS Waddell19641992
    GR Hellenic Navy D219 HHMS Nearchos 19922003
    USUS NavyDDG-25Charles F. Adams class Built in USA for Australia19641964
    Perth class AU RAN D 38 HMAS Perth 19651999
    USUS NavyDDG-26Charles F. Adams class Built in USA for Australia19641964
    Perth class AU RAN D 39 HMAS Hobart 19652000
    USUS NavyDDG-27Charles F. Adams class Built in USA for Australia19661966
    Perth class AU RAN D 41 HMAS Brisbane 19672001
    USUS NavyDDG-28Charles F. Adams class Built in USA for Germany19691969
    Type 103 Lütjens class DE German Navy D185 Lütjens 19692003
    USUS NavyDDG-29Charles F. Adams class Built in USA for Germany19691969
    Type 103 Lütjens class DE German Navy D186 Mölders 19692003
    USUS NavyDDG-30Charles F. Adams class Built in USA for Germany19701970
    Type 103 Lütjens class DE German Navy D187 Rommel 19701998

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    1943-jul-25Laid downUS DD-758 USS Strong
    1943-aug-1Laid downUS DD-770 USS Lowry
    1943-oct-11Laid downUS DD-730 USS Collett
    1943-oct-19Laid downUS DD-697 USS Charles S. Sperry
    1943-nov-16Laid downUS DD-699 USS Waldron
    1944-jan-17Laid downUS DD-702 USS Hank
    1944-jan-31Laid downUS DD-779 USS Douglas H. Fox
    1944-feb-1Laid downUS DD-761 USS Buck
    1944-feb-6LaunchedUS DD-770 USS Lowry
    1944-feb-29Laid downUS DD-704 USS Borie
    1944-mar-5LaunchedUS DD-730 USS Collett
    1944-mar-13LaunchedUS DD-697 USS Charles S. Sperry
    1944-mar-26LaunchedUS DD-699 USS Waldron
    1944-mar-28Laid downUS DD-705 USS Compton
    1944-apr-9Laid downUS DD-776 USS James C. Owens
    1944-apr-21Laid downUS DD-754 USS Frank E Evans
    1944-apr-23LaunchedUS DD-758 USS Strong
    1944-may-16CommissionedUS DD-730 USS Collett
    1944-may-17CommissionedUS DD-697 USS Charles S. Sperry
    1944-may-21LaunchedUS DD-702 USS Hank
    1944-may-23Laid downUS DD-709 USS Hugh Purvis
    1944-jun-8CommissionedUS DD-699 USS Waldron
    1944-jul-4LaunchedUS DD-704 USS Borie
    1944-jul-23CommissionedUS DD-770 USS Lowry
    1944-aug-28CommissionedUS DD-702 USS Hank
    1944-sep-17LaunchedUS DD-705 USS Compton
    1944-sep-21CommissionedUS DD-704 USS Borie
    1944-sep-30LaunchedUS DD-779 USS Douglas H. Fox
    1944-oct-1LaunchedUS DD-776 USS James C. Owens
    1944-oct-3LaunchedUS DD-754 USS Frank E Evans
    1944-nov-4CommissionedUS DD-705 USS Compton
    1944-dec-17LaunchedUS DD-709 USS Hugh Purvis
    1944-dec-26CommissionedUS DD-779 USS Douglas H. Fox
    1945-feb-3CommissionedUS DD-754 USS Frank E Evans
    1945-feb-17CommissionedUS DD-776 USS James C. Owens
    1945-mar-1CommissionedUS DD-709 USS Hugh Purvis
    1945-mar-8CommissionedUS DD-758 USS Strong
    1945-mar-11LaunchedUS DD-761 USS Buck
    1946-jun-28CommissionedUS DD-761 USS Buck
    1948-dec-14HomeportUS DD-709 USS Hugh Purvis arrived at Newport RI
    1950-novHomeportUS DD-699 USS Waldron Norfolk, VA.
    1951-jan-2DeploymentUS DD-754 USS Frank E Evans Departed San Diego for Korean War deployment with US 7th Fleet and arrived at Yokosuka on 23 Jan. Returned home on 4 Sep.
    1951-jun-18Port VisitUS DD-754 USS Frank E Evans damaged by enemy fire. Repaired at Sasebo and returned to station by 28 Jun.
    1952-mar-22DeploymentUS DD-754 USS Frank E Evans Departed San Diego for Korean War deployment with US 7th Fleet and arrived at Yokosuka on 14 Apr. Returned to new homeport (Long Beach) on 6 Nov.
    1960-marRefitUS DD-709 USS Hugh Purvis entered Boston Naval Shipyard for FRAM II upgrade, until late 1960
    1960-decRefitUS DD-770 USS Lowry FRAM upgrade
    1961-feb-6RefitUS DD-754 USS Frank E Evans Update at Long Beach Naval Shipyard until 9 Oct 1961.
    1962-junRefitUS DD-699 USS Waldron entered Norfolk Naval Shipyard for FRAM programme upgrade
    1962-julRefitUS DD-761 USS Buck FRAM upgrade
    1962-octRefitUS DD-776 USS James C. Owens FRAM upgrade
    1962-novRefitUS DD-758 USS Strong FRAM upgrade
    1969-jun-3Fate: sunkUS DD-754 USS Frank E Evans Collision with HMAS Melbourne
    1970-dec-18DecommissionedUS DD-730 USS Collett
    1972-jun-15DecommissionedUS DD-709 USS Hugh Purvis
    1972-jul-1DecommissionedUS DD-702 USS Hank
    1972-jul-1Fate: transferedUS DD-702 USS Hank to Argentina as Segui
    1972-jul-1CommissionedAR D-25 ARA Segui
    1972-jul-1DecommissionedUS DD-704 USS Borie
    1972-jul-1Fate: transferedUS DD-704 USS Borie to Argentina as Hipolito Bouchard
    1972-jul-1CommissionedAR D-26 ARA Bouchard
    1972-jul-1Fate: transferedUS DD-709 USS Hugh Purvis to Turkish Navy
    1972-jul-1CommissionedTR D356 TCG Zafer ex USS Hugh Purvis
    1972-sep-17DecommissionedUS DD-705 USS Compton
    1972-sep-27Fate: transferedUS DD-705 USS Compton to Brazil as Mato Grosso
    1972-sep-27CommissionedBR D34 Mato Grosso
    1973DecommissionedUS DD-770 USS Lowry
    1973-feb-1StruckUS DD-709 USS Hugh Purvis from US Navy list
    1973-jul-15DecommissionedUS DD-776 USS James C. Owens
    1973-jul-15Fate: transferedUS DD-776 USS James C. Owens to Brazil as Sergipe
    1973-jul-15CommissionedBR D35 Sergipe
    1973-jul-16DecommissionedUS DD-761 USS Buck
    1973-jul-16Fate: transferedUS DD-761 USS Buck to Brazil as Alagoas
    1973-jul-16CommissionedBR D36 Alagoas
    1973-oct-30DecommissionedUS DD-699 USS Waldron after a second lease of life from c 1950
    1973-oct-30Fate: transferedUS DD-699 USS Waldron to Colombian Navy as Santander (DD-03)
    1973-oct-30CommissionedCO DD-03 ARC Santander as ARC Santander
    1973-oct-31Fate: transferedUS DD-770 USS Lowry to Brazil as Espirito Santo
    1973-oct-31CommissionedBR D38 Espirito Santo
    1973-oct-31DecommissionedUS DD-758 USS Strong
    1973-oct-31Fate: transferedUS DD-758 USS Strong to Brazil as Rio Grande do Norte
    1973-oct-31CommissionedBR D37 Rio Grande do Norte
    1973-oct-31StruckUS DD-699 USS Waldron from Navy list
    1973-dec-15DecommissionedUS DD-697 USS Charles S. Sperry
    1973-dec-15DecommissionedUS DD-779 USS Douglas H. Fox
    1974-jan-8Fate: transferedUS DD-697 USS Charles S. Sperry to Chile as Ministro Zenteno
    1974-jan-8Fate: transferedUS DD-779 USS Douglas H. Fox to Chile as Ministro Portales
    1974-feb-1Fate: transferedUS DD-730 USS Collett to Argentina as Piedra Buena
    1975AR D-29 ARA Piedra Buena received as spares but put into service as per good condition
    1975RefitCL D-17 Ministro Portales flight deck
    1977-may-17CommissionedAR D-29 ARA Piedra Buena
    1982DeploymentAR D-26 ARA Bouchard Falklands/Malvinas war
    1982DeploymentAR D-29 ARA Piedra Buena Falklands/Malvinas war
    1983DecommissionedAR D-25 ARA Segui
    1983Fate: scrappedAR D-25 ARA Segui
    1984DecommissionedAR D-26 ARA Bouchard
    1984Fate: scrappedAR D-26 ARA Bouchard
    1985-feb-18DecommissionedAR D-29 ARA Piedra Buena
    1988Fate: sunkAR D-29 ARA Piedra Buena as a target
    1990Fate: scrappedCL D-16 Ministro Zenteno
    1990DecommissionedCL D-17 Ministro Portales
    1990-julDecommissionedBR D34 Mato Grosso
    1993StruckTR D356 TCG Zafer and returned to USA for scrapping
    1994Fate: scrappedTR D356 TCG Zafer
    1995DecommissionedBR D36 Alagoas
    1995DecommissionedBR D35 Sergipe
    1996DecommissionedBR D38 Espirito Santo
    1996DecommissionedBR D37 Rio Grande do Norte
    1997Fate: sunkBR D37 Rio Grande do Norte off Durban, South Africa being towed to India
    1998-nov-11Fate: sunkCL D-17 Ministro Portales off Cape Horn

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