Click below to learn about the historic vessels displayed at the park.
USS Little Rock USS Croaker USS The Sullivans
USS The Sullivans
DD-537
Length: 376 feet Beam: 39 feet
Draft: 19 feet Displacement: 2,100 tons
Armament: four 5-inch/38 caliber guns; one 3-inch/50 caliber gun; two twin-40 mm guns; depth charges
Complement: 290 enlisted; 20 officers

Fletcher Class Destroyer launched April 4, 1943 at Bethlehem Steel Corporation, San Francisco CA.
Commissioned on September 30, 1943. Decommissioned in 1965.

USS The Sullivans, named for five brothers who lost their lives in the Battle of the Solomon Islands when their ship sunk, is an excellent example of the Fletcher class, the largest and most important class of U.S. destroyers in World War II. The Sullivans served with distinction in WWII, took part in intense combat in the Marshalls, Carolines, Mariannas, and Philippines, rescued many survivors from downed planes and damaged or sinking ships, and earned nine battle stars for her service.
The Sullivans also served in the Korean War, the Cuban Blockade and assisted in the rescue efforts for the nuclear submarine USS Thresher.

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