USS Allen M Sumner  (DD-692)

Casualty List

Navy The US Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Sumner 
Pennant DD 692 
Built by Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 7 Jul 1943 
Launched 15 Dec 1943 
Commissioned 26 Jan 1944 
End service 15 Aug 1973 
History 6 Jan 1945
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. Norman John Sampson) arrives at Lingayen Gulf. Later this day Allen M. Sumner is hit by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft in position 1640'N, 12010'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