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Axis & Allies War at Sea - USS Allen M. Sumner (DD 692)

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General Type Ship
Unit Type Destroyer
Cost 8
Set Condition Zebra
Manufacturer Hasbro
Available 1944
Set ID 17
Game Class Limits Allen M. Sumner
Class Size 58
Country United States (Details)
Prototype USS Allen M. Sumner (DD 692) (Details)
Class Allen M. Sumner (Details)
Armor 2
Vital 7
Hull Points 2
Speed 139
Primary 5/5/4/0
Torpedoes 2/2/1/0
AA 6/0/-/-
ASW 5/-/-/-
Special Ability Raider
Special Ability Sub Hunter
Special Ability Lay Smoke Screen
Game Rarity C
Axis & Allies War at Sea - USS Allen M. Sumner (DD 692)
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USS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692), was the lead ship of her class of destroyers. The ship was named for Allen Melancthon Sumner, a United States Marine Corps captain, who was killed in action during World War I. Allen M. Sumner was laid down on 7 July 1943 at Kearny, New Jersey, by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company; launched on 15 December 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Allen M. Sumner, Captain Sumner's widow; and commissioned at the New York Navy Yard on 26 January 1944, Commander Norman J. Sampson in command.

Class 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.

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Item created by: Lethe on 2015-05-31 17:46:30. Last edited by Lethe on 2020-05-07 00:00:00

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