Allied Warships

USS Alfred A. Cunningham (DD 752)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 752 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down23 Feb 1944 
Launched3 Aug 1944 
Commissioned23 Nov 1944 
End service24 Feb 1971 
History

Decommissioned 24 February 1971.
Stricken 1 February 1974.
Sunk as a target off the coast of California 12 October 1979.

 

Commands listed for USS Alfred A. Cunningham (DD 752)

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1T/Cdr. Floyd Bertram Thomas Myhre, USN23 Nov 194427 Jan 1946

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Notable events involving Alfred A. Cunningham include:


17 Jan 1945
With her initial training at Bermuda completed USS Alfred A. Cunningham arrived at New York. The next three months she serves as a training ship for prospective destroyer crews.

7 May 1945
USS Alfred A. Cunningham departed from Norfolk bound for the Pacific.

18 May 1945
USS Alfred A. Cunningham transits the Panama Canal.

31 May 1945
USS Alfred A. Cunningham arrived at Pearl Harbor.

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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