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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS The Sullivans (DD-537), 1943-1977

USS The Sullivans, a 2050-ton Fletcher class destroyer, was built at San Francisco, California. Commissioned in September 1943, her World War II service was mainly as a component of the Pacific fast carrier task forces. In that role, she participated in most of the carrier operations of 1944-45, notably including the Marshalls, Marianas, Leyte and Ryukyus campaigns and the February-March 1945 raids on the Japanese home islands.

The Sullivans was placed in reserve after the war, but returned to active service in July 1951. Operating in the Atlantic and off Korea until 1953, she then became a unit of the Atlantic Fleet and made periodic deployments to the Mediterranean Sea. Her final service was as a Naval Reserve training ship. Decommissioned for the last time in January 1965, The Sullivans remained in reserve until 1977 and then became a museum ship. She is presently on public exhibit at Buffalo, New York.

USS The Sullivans was named in honor of the five Sullivan Brothers, who were lost with USS Juneau (CL-52) on 13 November 1942, following the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

This page features selected views of USS The Sullivans.

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Photo #: USN 1063617

USS The Sullivans (DD-537)


Photographed while passing astern of USS Grand Canyon (AD-28) on 29 October 1962.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph.

Online Image: 76,501 bytes; 740 x 620 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system as Photo # 428-N-1063617.

 
Photo #: USN 1063618

USS The Sullivans (DD-537)


Photographed from USS Grand Canyon (AD-28), at sea off Newport, Rhode Island, 29 October 1962.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph.

Online Image: 60KB; 740 x 610 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system as Photo # 428-N-1063618.

 

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New photo added 27 October 1998