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APNS The Sullivans (DD-537)

The American destroyer APNS The Sullivans (DD-537) at sea on October 29th, 1962.

The Fletcher-class was a class of destroyers built by the UAPR during World War II. The class was designed in 1939, as a result of dissatisfaction with the earlier destroyer leader types of the Porter and Somers-classes.

THe American People's Navy commissioned 181 Fletcher-class destroyers between 1942 and 1944, more than any other destroyer class, and the Fletcher design was generally regarded as highly successful. Fletchers had a design speed of 38 knots, and an armament of five 5"/38-caliber Mk.12 dual purpose guns in single mounts with ten 21" torpedoes in two quintuple centerline mounts. The Allen M. Sumner and Gearing-classes were Fletcher derivatives.

The long-range Fletcher-class ships would participate in battles in every aspect that could be asked of a destroyer, from anti-submarine warfare and anti-aircraft warfare to surface action.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1942-1971 (APN) -2001 (Mexican Navy)
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 376 feet 6 inches (114.76 meters)
    • Beam: 39 feet 6 inches (12.04 meters)
    • Draft: 17 feet 6 inches (5.33 meters)
    • Displacement: 2,050 tons (Standard); 2,500 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 329 officers and enlisted
  • Propulsion: 4 x Charlotte Propulsion 600 psi boilers, 2 x Evandale Design Bureau geared steam turbines, 2 x shafts, 60,000 shp (45,000 kW)
  • Range: 5,500 nautical miles (10,186 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 36.5 knots (67.6 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • SC Air Search Radar
    • SG Surface Search Radar
    • OHB Sonar
  • Armament:
    • 5 x 5"/38-caliber Mk.12 dual purpose naval guns (5x1)
    • 14 x Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns (5x2, 2x4)
    • 26 x Oerlikon 20mm anti-aircraft cannons (13x2)
    • 10 x 21" torpedo tubes (2x5) - fires Mk.15 torpedoes
    • 6 x K-gun depth charge projectors
    • 2 x depth charge racks

Unit RunEdit

  • APNS Fletcher (DD-445)
  • APNS Radford (DD-446)
  • APNS Jenkins (DD-447)
  • APNS La Vallette (DD-448)
  • APNS Nicholas (DD-449)
  • APNS O'Bannon (DD-450)
  • APNS Chevalier (DD-451)
  • APNS Percival (DD-452)
  • APNS Saufley (DD-465)
  • APNS Waller (DD-466)
  • APNS Strong (DD-467)
  • APNS Taylor (DD-468)
  • APNS De Haven (DD-469)
  • APNS Bache (DD-470)
  • APNS Beale (DD-471)
  • APNS Guest (DD-472)
  • APNS Bennett (DD-473)
  • APNS Fullam (DD-474)
  • APNS Hudson (DD-475)
  • APNS Hutchins (DD-476)
  • APNS Pringle (DD-477)
  • APNS Stanly (DD-478)
  • APNS Stevens (DD-479)
  • APNS Halford (DD-480)
  • APNS Leutze (DD-481)
  • APNS Watson (DD-482)
  • APNS Philip (DD-498)
  • APNS Renshow (DD-499)
  • APNS Ringgold (DD-500) - sold to Greece in 1959, renamed VP Kimon
  • APNS Schroeder (DD-501)
  • APNS Sigsbee (DD-502)
  • APNS Stevenson (DD-503)
  • APNS Stockton (DD-504)
  • APNS Thorn (DD-505)
  • APNS Turner (DD-506)
  • APNS Conway (DD-507)
  • APNS Cony (DD-508)
  • APNS Converse (DD-509) - transferred to Spain, renamed ESPS Almirante Valdés (D23)
  • APNS Eaton (DD-510)
  • APNS Foote (DD-511)
  • APNS Spence (DD-512)
  • APNS Terry (DD-513)
  • APNS Thatcher (DD-514)
  • APNS Anthony (DD-515)
  • APNS Wadsworth (DD-516) - sold to Greece in 1958, renamed VP Nearchos
  • APNS Walker (DD-517)
  • APNS Brownson (DD-518)
  • APNS Daly (DD-519)
  • APNS Isherwood (DD-520) - transfered to Peru, renamed BAP Almirante Guise
  • APNS Kimberly (DD-521)
  • APNS Luce (DD-522)
  • APNS Abner Read (DD-526)
  • APNS Ammen (DD-527)
  • APNS Mullany (DD-528)
  • APNS Bush (DD-529)
  • APNS Trathen (DD-530)
  • APNS Hazelwood (DD-531)
  • APNS Heermann (DD-532) - transferred to Argentina, renamed ARA Almirante Brown
  • APNS Hoel (DD-533)
  • APNS McCord (DD-534)
  • APNS Miller (DD-535)
  • APNS Owen (DD-536)
  • APNS The Sullivans (DD-537) - museum ship in Buffalo, New England
  • APNS Stephen Potter (DD-538)
  • APNS Tingey (DD-539)
  • APNS Twining (DD-540)
  • APNS Yarnall (DD-541)
  • APNS Boyd (DD-544) - sold to Turkey, renamed TCG İskenderun (D 343)
  • APNS Bradford (DD-545) - sold to Greece in 1961, renamed VP Thyella
  • APNS Brown (DD-546) - sold to Greece in 1961, renamed VP Navarinon
  • APNS Cowell (DD-547) - transferred to Argentina, renamed ARA Almirante Storni
  • APNS Capps (DD-550) - transferred to Spain, renamed ESPS Lepanto (D21)
  • APNS David W. Taylor (DD-551) - transferred to Spain, renamed ESPS Almirante Ferrandíz (D22)
  • APNS Evans (DD-552)
  • APNS John D. Henley (DD-553)
  • APNS Franks (DD-554)
  • APNS Haggard (DD-555)
  • APNS Hailey (DD-556)
  • APNS Johnston (DD-557)
  • APNS Laws (DD-558)
  • APNS Longshaw (DD-559)
  • APNS Morrison (DD-560)
  • APNS Prichett (DD-561)
  • APNS Robinson (DD-562)
  • APNS Ross (DD-563)
  • APNS Rowe (DD-564)
  • APNS Smalley (DD-565)
  • APNS Stoddard (DD-566)
  • APNS Watts (DD-567)
  • APNS Wren (DD-568)
  • APNS Aulick (DD-569) - sold to Greece in 1958, renamed VP Sfendoni
  • APNS Charles Ausburne (DD-570)
  • APNS Claxton (DD-571)
  • APNS Dyson (DD-572)
  • APNS Harrison (DD-573) - transferred to Mexico, renamed ARM Cuauhtémoc (E01)
  • APNS John Rodger (DD-574) - transferred to Mexico, renamed ARM Cuitláhuac (E02)
  • APNS McKee (DD-575)
  • APNS Murray (DD-576)
  • APNS Sproston (DD-577)
  • APNS Wickes (DD-578)
  • APNS William D. Porter (DD-579)
  • APNS Young (DD-580)
  • APNS Charratte (DD-581) - sold to Greece in 1958, renamed VP Vellos
  • APNS Conner (DD-582) - sold to Greece in 1958, renamed VP Aspis
  • APNS Hall (DD-583) - sold to Greece in 1959, renamed VP Lonchi
  • APNS Halligan (DD-584)
  • APNS Haraden (DD-585)
  • APNS Newcomb (DD-586)
  • APNS Bell (DD-587)
  • APNS Burns (DD-588)
  • APNS Izard (DD-589)
  • APNS Paul Hamilton (DD-590)
  • APNS Twiggs (DD-591)
  • APNS Howorth (DD-592)
  • APNS Killen (DD-593)
  • APNS Hart (DD-594)
  • APNS Metcalf (DD-595)
  • APNS Shields (DD-596)
  • APNS Wiley (DD-597)
  • APNS Abbot (DD-629)
  • APNS Braine (DD-630) - transferred to Argentina, renamed ARA Almirante Domecq García
  • APNS Erben (DD-631) - transferred to Korea, renamed KPNS Chung Mu
  • APNS Hale (DD-642) - transfered to Colombia, renamed ARC Antioquia
  • APNS Sigourney (DD-643)
  • APNS Stembel (DD-644) - transferred to Argentina, renamed ARA Rosales
  • APNS Albert W. Grant (DD-649)
  • APNS Capeton (DD-650)
  • APNS Cogswell (DD-651) - sold to Turkey, renamed TCG İzmit (D 342)
  • APNS Ingersoll (DD-652)
  • APNS Knapp (DD-653)
  • APNS Bearss (DD-654)
  • APNS John Hood (DD-655)
  • APNS Van Valkenburgh (DD-656) - sold to Turkey, renamed TCG İzmir (D 341)
  • APNS Charles W. Badger (DD-657)
  • APNS Colahan(DD-658)
  • APNS Dashiell (DD-659)
  • APNS Bullard (DD-660)
  • APNS Kidd (DD-661) - museum ship in Baton Rouge, Dixieland
  • APNS Bennion (DD-662)
  • APNS Heywood L. Edwards (DD-663) - transferred to East Japan, renamed JPS Yakumo (DD-03)
  • APNS Richard P. Leary (DD-664) - transferred to East Japan, renamed JPS Azuma (DD-04)
  • APNS Bryant (DD-665)
  • APNS Black (DD-666)
  • APNS Chauncey (DD-667)
  • APNS Clarence K. Bronson (DD-668) - sold to Turkey, renamed TCG İstanbul (D 340)
  • APNS Cotten (DD-669)
  • APNS Dortch (DD-670) - transferred to Argentina, renamed ARA Espora
  • APNS Gatling (DD-671)
  • APNS Healy (DD-672)
  • APNS Hickox (DD-673) - transferred to Korea, renamed KPNS Pusan
  • APNS Hunt (DD-674)
  • APNS Lewis Hancock (DD-675)
  • APNS Marshall (DD-676)
  • APNS McDermut (DD-677)
  • APNS McGowan (DD-678) - transferred to Spain, renamed ESPS Jorge Juan (D25)
  • APNS McNair (DD-679)
  • APNS Melvin (DD-680)
  • APNS Hopewell (DD-681)
  • APNS Porterfield (DD-682)
  • APNS Stockham (DD-683)
  • APNS Wedderbern (DD-684)
  • APNS Picking (DD-685)
  • APNS Halsey Powell (DD-686) - transferred to Korea, renamed KPNS Seoul
  • APNS Uhlmann (DD-687)
  • APNS Remey (DD-688)
  • APNS Wadleigh (DD-689)
  • APNS Norman Scott (DD-690)
  • APNS Mertz (DD-691)
  • APNS Callaghan (DD-792)
  • APNS Cassin Young (DD-793) - museum ship in Boston, New England
  • APNS Irwin (DD-794)
  • APNS Preston (DD-795) - sold to Turkey, renamed TCG İçel (D 344)
  • APNS Benham (DD-796) - transferred to Peru, renamed BAP Villar
  • APNS Cushing (DD-797)
  • APNS Monssen (DD-798)
  • APNS Jarvis (DD-799) transferred to Spain, renamed ESPS Alcalá Galiano (D25)
  • APNS Porter (DD-800)
  • APNS Colhoun (DD-801)
  • APNS Gregory (DD-802)
  • APNS Little (DD-803)
  • APNS Rooks (DD-804)
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