Allied Warships

USS Hugh Purvis (DD 709)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 709 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down23 May 1944 
Launched17 Dec 1944 
Commissioned1 Mar 1945 
End service15 Jun 1972 

Decommissioned 15 June 1972.
Transferred to Turkey 1 July 1972 being renamed Zafer.
Zafer was stricken in 1993 and broken up for scrap in 1994.


Commands listed for USS Hugh Purvis (DD 709)

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1T/Cdr. Byron Lawrence Gurnette, USN1 Mar 194528 Sep 1945
2Lt.Cdr. Thomas Chapin Buell, USN28 Sep 194521 Oct 1945
3T/Cdr. Charles Weigel Musgrave, USN21 Oct 194531 Mar 1947

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