Allied Warships

USS Sutton (DE 771)

Destroyer Escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 771 
Built byTampa Shipbuilding Co. Inc. (Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Nov 1942 
Laid down23 Aug 1943 
Launched6 Aug 1944 
Commissioned22 Dec 1944 
End service19 Mar 1948 

Decommissioned 19 March 1948.
Stricken 15 November 1974.
Transferred to South Korea 2 February 1956 being renamed Kang Won.
Kang Won was stricken 28 December 1977 and transferred to the Philippines and cannibalized for spare parts.


Commands listed for USS Sutton (DE 771)

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1Lt. Thomas William Nazro, USNR22 Dec 194414 Dec 1945

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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