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.

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  • 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 two were damaged so badly they were 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. (en)
  • 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 two were damaged so badly they were 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. One still exists as a museum ship in South Carolina. (en)
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  • *Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Kearny, New Jersey *Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine *Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Staten Island, New York *Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, San Francisco, California *Bethlehem Steel Company, San Pedro, California, Terminal Island *Todd Pacific Shipyards, Seattle, Washington (en)
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  • *As built: * 6 × 5 in/38 cal guns * 12 × 40 mm Bofors AA guns * 11 × 20 mm Oerlikon cannons * 2 × Depth charge racks * 6 × K-gun depth charge throwers * 10 × 21 in torpedo tubes *Typical by 1950: * 6 × 5 in/38 cal guns * 6 × 3 in/50 cal guns * 2 × Hedgehog ASW weapons * 1 × Depth charge rack * 6 × K-gun depth charge throwers *Typical after FRAM II: * 6 × 5 in/38 cal guns * 2 × triple Mark 32 torpedo tubes for Mark 44 torpedoes * 2 × single 21-inch torpedo tubes for Mark 37 torpedoes * 1 × Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter * Variable Depth Sonar (en)
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  • 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. (en)
  • 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. (en)
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