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USS Sutton (DE 771)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Type: DET (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, long hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1240 tons (light), 1620 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 10,800 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 201
Sutton (DE 771) Building and Operational Data:
23 August 1943: Keel laid by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, Fla.
6 August 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Shelton B. Sutton, Sr.
22 December 1944: Commissioned, Lt. T. W. Nazro in command
19 March 1948: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
2 February 1956: Transferred (Grant Aid) to South Korea, renamed ROKS Kang Won (F-72) (stricken 28 December 1977, to Philippines for cannibalization)
15 November 1974: Stricken from the NVR
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||Artist's conception of Sutton by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett, with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company, Navy Yard Associates, offers prints of most destroyers, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. ALL destroyer escorts are available in their WWII configuration. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. When you purchase artwork from them, please indicate that you heard about their work from Navsource.
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||circa 1958: ROKS Kang Won (DE-72, ex-USS Sutton DE 771), underway , location unknown. (Official Korean Navy Photo; From "Jane's Fighting Ships, 1961-62")
||ROKS Kang Won, circa 1967
View the USS Sutton (DE 771) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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