|U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner DD-692|
|Chris Roeck's Photo Collection|
Chris' son Jon sent us his photograph collection of his
days aboard the "Allen M." Chris was aboard from November 1956
until September 1958 and during this time the Sumner took part in three
different Mediterranean deployments. It is uncertain which one(s) these
photos are from which deployment but they convey what a "Med Cruise"
|Liberty Call and just having fun!|
port in the Med, fashion shows were a common attraction. It is
unclear how many outfits the crew actually purchased as they were not
considered "Uniform of the Day."
some of the local establishments in a "hands across the sea"
gesture were common.
|Roman ruins||Finding that postcard for the family back home||Holland, a fun destination||In
Washington for President Eisenhower's Inauguration
On Deck, with shipmates and friends
Operations with the 6th Fleet
|USS Intrepid (CVA-11)
||USS Ingraham (DD-694)||HMS Tuscan (D51)|
|Highlining||Refueling||The Whale Boat||A great silhouette
Back Home in Norfolk
|I wonder if they speak English here?||Anybody seen a destroyer around here?||Families aboard with the USS Barton (DD-722) in the background|
Many thanks to Chris' son Jon for forwarding these pieces of our history