|U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner DD-692|
The USS Allen M. Sumner was launched at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Kearny, New Jersey on December 15, 1943. The sponsor was Mrs. Allen M. Sumner widow of Captain Allen M. Sumner USMC. The scenes below are Official U.S. Navy photographs thanks to Shipmate Robert F. Sumrall/Tin Can Sailors, Inc.
|Mrs. Sumner breaks the
traditional bottle of champagne on the Sumner's bow.
The crew get their first ride on the 692.
The Sumner family at the launching.
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