CFS Macro – Allen-Sumner Class Destroye


CFS Macro – Allen-Sumner Class Destroye. CFS Version of a WWII ship. The Allen M. Sumner class was a group of 58 destroyers built by the United States during World War II. Another twelve ships were completed as destroyer minelayers. Often referred to as simply the Sumner class, this class was characterized by their twin 5″/38cal-gun mounts, dual rudders, additional anti-aircraft weapons, and many other advancements over the previous Fletcher class. Completed in 1943–45, four were lost in the war and one was damaged so badly it was scrapped, but the surviving ships served in the US Navy in Korea and Vietnam. After being retired from the US fleet in 1970, 29 of them were sold to other navies, between them, the Chilean Navy. In 1973-74 two Allen-Sumner class destroyers, the USS Douglas H. Fox and USS Charles S. Sperry were sold to Chilean Navy for further naval service. Under a different flag and with new names, Portales (DD-17) and Zenteno (DD-16). Both were upgraded by ASMAR (Chilean Navy shipyards), with missile launchers, helicopter’s hangar, helipad, an new advanced electronic, and almost saw action during the Beagle-Crisis in 1978, and finally scrapped in 1990.

By Edmundo Abad

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