Allied Warships

USS Allen M. Sumner (DD 692)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 692 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down7 Jul 1943 
Launched15 Dec 1943 
Commissioned26 Jan 1944 
End service15 Aug 1973 
History

Decommissioned and stricken 15 August 1973.
Sold 13 November 1974 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Allen M. Sumner (DD 692)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Norman John Sampson, USN26 Jan 194419 Sep 1945
2John William Howard, USN19 Sep 194517 Jan 1947

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Notable events involving Allen M. Sumner include:


3 Mar 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. Norman John Sampson) depart from New York for training at Bermuda.

8 Apr 1944
With her initial training completed USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) arrived back New York from Bermuda.

3 May 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) depart from New York bound for Norfolk. She arrived there the following day and served for the next two months as training ship for prospective destroyer crews.

5 Jul 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) depart from Norfolk bound for New York where she arrived the following day.

12 Aug 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) depart from New York bound for the Pacific.

29 Aug 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) transits the Panama Canal.

7 Sep 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) arrived at San Diego. She departed from the following day for Pearl Harbor.

14 Sep 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

23 Oct 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) departed from Pearl Harbor.

5 Nov 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) arrived at Ulithi.

19 Nov 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) departed from Ulithi to join Task Group 38.4 for a carrier strike against Yap Island.

22 Nov 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) arrived back at Ulithi.

27 Nov 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) departed from Ulithi bound for Leyte.

29 Nov 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) arrived at San Pedro Bay, Philippines.

2 Dec 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) departed from San Pedro Bay bound for Ormoc Bay together with her sister ships USS Moale and USS Cooper.

Around 2300 hours Allen M. Sumner is lightly damaged when she is near missed by a bomb dropped by a Japanese aircraft.

3 Dec 1944
In Ormoc Bay USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr Norman John Sampson), USS Moale (Cdr Walter Manly Foster) and USS Cooper (Cdr Mell Andrew Peterson, Jr.) battle with the Japanese escort destroyers Kuwa and Take (both offsite links). During this battle USS Cooper sank the Kuwa in position 10°50'N, 124°35'E with gunfire but Cooper herself is sunk in position 10°54'N, 124°36'E by a torpedo from Take. Moale is damaged by gunfire during this action as is the Japanese Take.

Around 0145 hours the two remaining US destroyers retired from Ormoc Bay bound for San Pedro Bay where they arrived later that day.

12 Dec 1944
With her battle damage repaired USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) departed San Pedro Bay to join the screen of TG 78.3 to support the landings on Mindoro Island.

15 Dec 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) participated in the shore bombardment during the landings on Mindoro Island.

16 Dec 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) departed from the area around Mindoro Island bound for Leyte.

18 Dec 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) arrived at Leyte.

26 Dec 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) departed from Leyte bound for Mindoro Island as part of the escort for a convoy.

29 Dec 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) arrived back at San Pedro Bay.

2 Jan 1945
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) departed from San Pedro Bay as escort for the Bombardment and Fire Support Group (TG 77.2) for the invasion of Luzon at Lingayen Gulf.

6 Jan 1945
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. Norman John Sampson) arrived at Lingayen Gulf. Later this day Allen M. Sumner is hit by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft in position 16°40'N, 120°10'E. The plane hit near the after torpedo mount killing 14 men and injuring 19. Despite the damage done Allen. M. Sumner remained in action in the area until 14 January when she departed bound for the United States west coast for repairs.

18 Jan 1945
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) arrived at Manus.

27 Jan 1945
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) departed from Manus.

6 Feb 1945
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

7 Feb 1945
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) departed from Pearl Harbor bound for the Hunters Point Navy yard.

13 Feb 1945
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) arrived at the Hunters Point Navy yard.

10 Apr 1945
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) completed her repairs at the Hunters Point Navy yard. She served as training ship for prospective destroyer crews for the next three months.

17 Jul 1945
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) depart from San Francisco bound for Pearl Harbor.

23 Jul 1945
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

12 Aug 1945
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) departed from Pearl Harbor for the western Pacific.

19 Aug 1945
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) arrived at Eniwetok.

21 Aug 1945
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) departed from Eniwetok.

27 Aug 1945
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) joins the screen of TG 38.3.

16 Sep 1945
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) arrived at Tokyo Bay.

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman


United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore


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