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USS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692), was the lead ship of her class,of destroyers. The ship was,named for Allen Melancthon Sumner, a United States Marine Corps captain, who was killed in action during World War I.,Allen M. Sumner was laid down,on 7 July 1943 at Kearny, New Jersey, by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, launched,on 15 December 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Allen M. Sumner, Captain Sumner's widow, and commissioned,at the New York Navy Yard,on 26 January 1944.