U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner DD-692
Refueling at Sea

Sumner Class destroyers were dependant on larger ships and Fleet Oilers to keep them at sea when large distances or long at-sea periods were required.  Sumner's capacity was 3,293 barrels of Navy Special Fuel Oil, approximately 138,306 gallons. A barrel being 42 gallons at 60F. In normal operations, dependent on sea conditions and cruising speed, this amount would last from 1 to 4 days. Her cruising range at 20 knots was rated at 3,300 miles or a barrel of fuel per mile! The later Gearing Class, which in essence was a Sumner lengthened by 14 feet thus allowing an increase of 160 tons (4,647 barrels total) of fuel and an extended range to 4,500 miles. The following is a list of the many ships Sumner refueled from during her 30 year career.  The list covers the entire period from her commissioning to decommissioning.

 

HMAS Bishopdale - 1944
HMS Tide Austral - 1962
USS Abarenda (IX131) - 1945
USS Albany (CA123) - 1951
USS Allagash (AO97) - 1951-1952,1956-1958,1962,1965,1968-1969
USS Antietam (CV36) - 1947
USS Antona (IX133) - 1944
USS Arethusa (IX135) - 1944
USS Atlanta (CL104) - 1945
USS Aucilla (AO56) - 1954,1956
USS Birmingham (CL52) - 1945
USS Bon Homme Richard (CV31) - 1945,1967
USS Boston (CAG1) - 1965-1966
USS Boxer (CV21) - 1953
USS Caliente (AO53) - 1949,1953,1967
USS Caloosahatchee (AO98) - 1949,1956-1960,1963,1967,1970-1971
USS Canberra (CAG2) - 1962
USS Canisteo (AO99) - 1950,1953,1964
USS Caribou (IX114) - 1944
USS Chemung (AO30) - 1967
USS Chewaucan (AOG50) - 1951
USS Chicopee (AO34) - 1944
USS Chikaskia (AO54) - 1945-1947,1953,1962
USS Chipola (AO63) - 1954,1967
USS Chukawan(AO100) - 1956,1958,1960,1962,1965-1966,1969-1970
USS Cimarron (AO22) - 1953,1967
USS Coral Sea (CV43) - 1953,1967
USS Des Moines (CA134) - 1951,1958
USS Detroit (AOE4) - 1972
USS Elokomin (AO55) - 1949-1950,1954-1957,1959,1969
USS Enoree (AO69) - 1946
USS Enterprise (CV6) - 1944
USS Essex (CVA9) - 1957-1958,1964
USS F. D. Roosevelt (CVA42) - 1951,1959,1969
USS Forrestal (CVA59) - 1966
USS Francis Marion (LPA-249)
USS Guadalupe (AO32) - 1967
USS Hancock (CVA19) - 1967
USS Independence (CVL22) - 1945
USS Independence (CVA62) - 1971
USS Intrepid (CV11) - 1945,1959-1960
USS J. F. Kennedy (CVA67) - 1968,1970
USS Kankakee (AO39) - 1964
USS Kaskaskia (AO27) - 1945,1947,1964,1969
USS Kawishiwi (AO146) - 1967
USS Kennebec (AO36) - 1967
USS Kula Gulf (CVE108) - 1954
USS Lake Champlain (CV39) - 1953
USS Leyte (CVA32) - 1958
USS Macon (CA132) - 1951,1956
USS Manatee (AO58) - 1953
USS Marias (AO57) - 1960,1962,1966,1972
USS Mattaponi (AO41) - 1947
USS Milwaukee (AOR-2) - 1970
USS Miobrara (AO72) - 1945
USS Mispillion (AO105) - 1947,1967
USS Mississinewa (AO144) - 1956,1958-1959,1961,1965-1966,1969,1971
USS Mount Olympus (AGC8) - 1945
USS Muliphen (AKA61) - 1966
USS Nantahala (AO60) - 1956-1957,1961,1963-1964
USS Navasota (AO106) - 1967
USS Neosho (AO143) - 1958,1961-1962,1969
USS New Mexico (BB40) - 1944-1945
USS New Orleans (CA32) - 1944
USS Newport News (CA148) - 1958,1963
USS North Carolina (BB55) - 1944
USS Okinawa (LPH3) - 1962
USS Passumpsic (AO107) - 1947,1953,1967
USS Pawcatuck (AO108) - 1950,1953-1954,1956,1965,1969-1970
USS Philippine Sea (CV47) - 1953
USS Platte (AO24) - 1953
USS Point Cruz (CVE119) - 1953
USS Ponchatoula (AO148) - 1967
USS Raccoon (IX127) - 1945
USS Randolph (CV15) - 1945
USS Rigel (AF58) - 1956
USS Sabine (AO25) - 1945,1965
USS Sacramento (AOE1) - 1967
USS Saipan (CVL48) - 1951
USS Salamonie (AO26) - 1952,1954,1956,1961,1968
USS Salem (CA139) - 1958
USS Saratoga (CV60) - 1960,1970
USS Schuylkill (AO76) - 1945
USS Seattle (AOE-3) - 1970-1971
USS Severn (AO61) - 1953,1961,1964,1966
USS Shangri La (CV38) - 1945-1947,1961-1962
USS Siboney (CVE112) - 1949,1951
USS Tappahannock (AO43) - 1967
USS Tarawa (LHA1) - 1957
USS Tolovana (AO64) - 1946,1967
USS Tomahawk - 1944
USS Truckee (AO147) - 1958-1962,1964,1968,1970
USS Valley Forge (CV45) - 1954-1955
USS Waccamaw (AO109) - 1949,1951-1952,1955-1956,1960,1963,1965
USS Wasp (CV18) - 1945,1966,1969,1971
USS Williamsburg - 1945
USS Wisconsin (BB64) - 1955
USS Wichita (CA45) - 1944
USS Wright (CVL49) - 1951