U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner DD-692
The Commissioning

The USS Allen M. Sumner was Commissioned at New York Navy Yard on January 26, 1944. The memorabilia displayed below reflect the beginning of Sumner's 30 years of service to our nation, to all who served aboard and all who had the privilege of knowing her.

The invitation to the Commissioning Ceremony that was sent to LT Dan Sullivan's wife. Thanks to Dan's son Tim who took the time to forward it to us.

Rear Admiral Monroe Kelly, Commandant Third Naval District, made the Commissioning Speech. Thanks to Peggy Jensen Hawkins for sending this copy.


The Ship's Officers at the Commissioning thanks to Richard Sementelli and Tim Sullivan.

The Official Ship's Log

Captain Sampson accepting command, with Mrs. Sumner attending, thanks to Richard Sementelli.

The Officer's Roster the week before Commissioning thanks to Tim Sullivan


67 members of the crew at the Commissioning thanks to Steve Bassingthwaite.
His Dad Edward is 4th on left bottom row next to the cook.

If you can identify others in the above photo please let us know

The Official Plank Owners Muster Roll

Alderson to Browne Buclary to DiPuppo Dodd to Greene Greene to Jacobs Jensen to Lavalley

Legrand to Meyer Meyer to Pucccine Purse to Simon Skingel to Walsh Warp to Zorfas

Do you have access to any Commissioning documents or pictures? If so, please let us know with an e-mail  today!