Allied Warships

USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 754 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down21 Apr 1944 
Launched3 Oct 1944 
Commissioned3 Feb 1945 
Lost3 Jun 1969 

USS Frank E. Evans (Cdr. Albert Sydney Mclemore, USN) was cut into two after a collision in the South China Sea with the HMAS Melbourne. Melbourne was steaming in company with destroyers of DesRon 23. The Evans was hit between the stacks while maneuvering into plane guard formation. Unfortunately, she cut right across the bow of Melbourne. This collision resulted in 74 of her crew being killed.


Commands listed for USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754)

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1T/Cdr. Harry Smith, USN3 Feb 194516 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Frank E. Evans include:

18 May 1945
USS Frank E. Evans arrived at Pearl Harbor.

24 Jun 1945
USS Frank E. Evans arrived off Okinawa.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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