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CountryUnited States
Ship ClassMahan-class Destroyer
Builder NameUnited Shipyards, Incorporated, New York, United States
Laid Down26 Jun 1934
Launched11 Dec 1935
Commissioned25 Nov 1936
Decommissioned14 Dec 1945
Displacement1,500 tons standard
Length341 feet
Beam35 feet
Draft10 feet
Speed36 knots
Armament5x5in, 12x21in torpedo tubes


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25 Nov 1936 Cummings was commissioned into service.
9 Aug 1944 Franklin Roosevelt disembarked the cruiser USS Baltimore and embarked the destroyer USS Cummings at Auke Bay, Alaska near Juneau.
14 Dec 1945 Cummings was decommissioned from service.


CummingsCummings underway, 29 Nov 1937
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1. Wm Bielefeld says:
22 Apr 2012 04:45:09 PM

my father served on the USS Cummings for most of his carrer then was Transfered to the Battleship Iowa - President Roosevelt gave him a small bronze statue of his Scottish Terrior Fala as my father helped take care of Fala while on the Cummings I'm looking for my dads service reocrd and maybe come crew photos'
2. Anonymous says:
29 May 2016 05:37:36 AM

My father Gerald W. Brown served on the USS Cummings . I have pictures of Fala and of the President's visit. I'd be happy to scan and share them.
3. Anonymous says:
30 Nov 2017 05:05:05 PM

My father in Law, Arthur Milton Werline served aboard the USS Cummings and when President Roosevelt made his trip.
4. Anonymous says:
23 Jul 2018 06:06:49 PM

My dad, Robert Bristow, was a radioman on the Cumming. He was also at the visit with the President at the signing of the treaty in Alaska. Our family has pictures of my dad with the dog.

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