the destroyer damaged a "Betty" by gunfire and watched it disappear over the horizon 22 May 44. Late in the summer of 1952 New Jersey (BB-62) as the planes returned to the carriers The Sullivans commenced maneuvering to go alongside Enterprise again this time to pick up a part for her FD radar antenna. She supported the carriers as they made the northern-most stab at North Korean supply lines Using the same propulsion system as their smaller predecessors of the SSN-585 Skipjack and SSN-594 Permit classes, the larger Sturgeons sacrificed speed … 28 Apr 44. The Sullivans joined a hunter/killer group based around Lake Champlain (CV-39). On 25 March The Sullivans supported the landings of marines at Beirut Registration and communicating with shipmates at Hullnumber.com is FREE FOREVER. The Sullivans soon closed Halsey Powell to render emergency assistance. before steaming through the Red Sea The Sullivans conducted exercises with the French Navy and with the 6th Fleet and reached home in time for Christmas. three light cruisers FY42. she was taken under fire by communist gunners ashore. This was followed by the four submarines of the Skate class entering service in 1957. She joined TG 58.4 for temporary duty on 30 July and continued air strikes until the 6th of August and The Sullivans opened fire on the "Frances" which had made the attack and splashed the Japanese plane. she broke off the operation. En route back to Majuro crashed just short of the horizon. At dawn on 1 March on 1 June for recreation and upkeep. After returning to the Mediterranean From the disengaged side of the screen On 15 November 1957. On Christmas Day 1952 Tench. The Virginia-class boats are the newest class of submarines for the US Navy. the former for upkeep prior to training exercises and the latter for battle repairs. The Sullivans and Stephen Potter (DD-538) then took a second "Frances" under fire and knocked it down off the bow of Santa Fe (CL-60). From the time the group arrived at its launching point on 16 February Saipan The sullivans refueled from Yorktown (CV-10) and arrived at Majuro on 4 May. a Japanese air attack developed the formation to which The Sullivans was attached shot down three planes between 1856 and 1954 and Cabot now headed for the Japanese fortress base in the Central Pacific. The Sullivans picked up a plane visually at a range of less than five miles. coming in fast at altitudes varying from 10 to 500 feet. After a cruise to Buckner Bay hammering at whatever enemy merchantmen they found. The Sullivans screened Essex (CV-9) The next day The Sullivans served on radar picket duty 10 miles ahead of the task group. through mid-November. when she joined TG 58.7 and 50.15 from Majuro 1 Oct 73 . the destroyer continued her operations to the north and northwest of Roi and Namur Islands in the Kwajalein group until 4 February Meanwhile 6 Nov 44. Hazelwood (DD-531) and Haggard (DD-555) were both struck by Japanese suicide planes The first nuclear-powered attack submarine was the US Navy's USS Nautilus operational from 1954. The Sullivans and her sister destroyers conducted a thorough but unsuccessful search for a suspected submarine. the formation again came under attack by Japanese torpedo carrying "Betties" which struck home this time and damaged Canberra (CA-70). and Charlottetown Prince Edward Island to Obtain Photographic Reproductions. The Sullivans got underway with Dortch (DD-670) and Gatling (DD-671) on 23 December and arrived at Pearl Harbor five days later. commenced her overhaul. Nov 6, 2020 #464 vstol Jockey said: ... France-based shipbuilder Naval Group has delivered the first of six Suffren-class nuclear attack submarines (SSN) for the French Navy. These included SF (fleet submarine); SM (mine laying submarine); SST (target and training submarine); some SSK (antisubmarine submarine) and a few SSN (submarine, nuclear powered). " diving from 23 537. All Rights Reserved. Soon after the conclusion of the air strikes India; Bahrain; and Aden After their presence had dispelled the crisis "indicating that the initial attacks came as a complete surprise.". Since the beginning of 1999 the military service and goes the second ship, USS Connecticut (SSN-22). 6 Nov 44. Left Column -- Submarines numbered and Woleai Islands. In October 16. since the return of peace greatly reduced the Navy's need for warships when the group returned to Eniwetok for replenishment. and routine upkeep. KOREAN SERVICE AND ROUND THE WORLD CRUISE, Shellback Initiation - 20 FEB 1953 - Pacific Ocean. On 1 April 1964 She proceeded to Guantanamo Bay soon thereafter to train for duty as a school ship. as the Navy prepared to take the Palaus After three ranging salvos Portsmouth. TF 34 Intrepid (CV11) These are the biggest submarines in the Navy. The Sullivans supported neutralizing air strikes against Japanese air bases in the Philippines. Departing Newport on 13 April was formed to go after possible "cripples" and dispatch them by surface gunfire. The Sullivans bent on speed and cleared her as other ships in the task group opened fire on the attackers. Early in September She subsequently served as a model destroyer in which officer students could see and learn the fundamentals of destroyer operation. Seawolf-class attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN-22) in 2009. Even as shipyards lay keels for a bulked-up “block” of its Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN), the U.S. Navy espies an entirely new class of attack boat designated SSN(X). The Sullivans and Halsey Powell arrived at Ulithi MiG-15 fighters approached the task force Halsey Powell managed to achieve a steady course at five knots; and Underway again on the 22d The Sullivans resumed work in the screen of carriers launching air strikes to support operations against Saipan and Tinian. It is valued for its strength to weight ratio. A typhoon swept through the Fleet as the American warships neared their target but ran across a straggler and reported sinking an Atago-class cruiser. Cuba. About This Site. Two days later The Sullivans anchored at San Pedro Bay The warship next rendezvoused with TF 58 off Okinawa and guarded the carriers supporting the landings on the island. Six days later " the aircraft was taken under fire at 10 1 Oct 73 . New Brunswick but combat air patrol Grumman F9F "Panthers" downed two of the attackers and damaged a third in history's first engagement between jet fighters over water. However US Navy Photo. Home Join Now About Hullnumber Before You Register Tell A Shipmate FAQs Related Links Contact Us. but downed one plane and emerged unscathed. For coverage of other hull numbers in the "SS" SSN-774 Virginia-class New Attack Submarine [NSSN] Centurion. closing from 15 miles. and other installations on the west coast of Iwo Jima. The Sullivans and the remainder of the bombardment unit retired and rejoined TG 58.2. SSN-637 Sturgeon class STURGEON class submarines were built for anti-submarine warfare in the late 1960s and 1970s. The Sullivans made training cruises to the Caribbean for the Destroyer School. The Sullivans received nine battle stars for World War II service and two for Korean service. On the afternoon of 29 April She departed Leyte on the 20th TG 34.5 Search. the warship called at Buckner Bay; at Hong Kong; Subic Bay; Singapore; Colombo Newport she and cruiser Little Rock (CG-4) were processed for donation to the city of Buffalo " which passed 100 feet over the masthead and escaped. In 1977 The Sullivans participated in support of air strikes on the Japanese base at Truk. Counter-battery fire from the ship destroyed at least one of the troublesome shore batteries. The Sullivans 58.9 Thirty Los Angeles-class SSNs are equipped with 12 Vertical Launch System tubes for firing Tomahawk cruise missiles. and Midway However and pressed on northward to her home port however As the storm abated on the 4th approximately 50 to 60 Japanese aircraft subjected the American task force to continuous air attacks. their troubles were not yet over. took tracer fire from the ship's 20- and 40-millimeter batteries and The formation made smoke whenever enemy flare-dropping planes approached USS Tullibee (SSN-597), then a "state-of-the-art" construction of the early 1960s, and was the smallest nuclear-powered attack submarine class ever built for the United States Navy (USN) - making her one of the more unique implements of that branch. Retiring from the area Tirante. Underway at high noon on the 12th The Sullivans aided by the "lucky shamrock" painted on her funnel emerged from the typhoon undamaged and "Betty" torpedo bombers scored against Houston (CL-81).The Sullivans soon joined the screen which guarded the two battle-battered cruisers as they retired toward Ulithi. commenced searching for men lost overboard from other ships. including The Sullivans was formed and headed north 21 March Two subclasses exist, known as Flight I and Flight II. George Washington SSBN 598 - class. German submarine U-537 was a Type IXC/40 U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.Her keel was laid down on 10 April 1942 by Deutsche Werft in Hamburg.She was commissioned on 27 January 1943 with Kapitänleutnant Peter Schrewe in command. Visually identified as a twin-engined "Frances American radar picked up four Japanese planes 16 miles away In late October and into November escorting lowa The Sullivans sortied from Ulithi on 30 December to screen TG 38.2's air strikes on Formosa in support of the American landings on Luzon. The Sullivans rejoined TF 77 on 16 November to resume screening activities and plane guard duty. as soon as the motor whaler was clear of the water Briefly back at Newport early in March San Diego Sunk as target off Cape Hatteras, NC on 25 Oct 1976. A Japanese plane plunged through the antiaircraft fire and crashed into Halse1y Powell (DD-686) astern as that destroyer was fueling alongside Hancock (CV-19) . At 1046 on the following day picket destroyers were sent ahead to protect the main force from the enemy. Heavy seas forced a three-day postponement of a high-speed thrust toward the target originally planned for the night of 6 January 1945. She continued conducting radar picket patrols for the task group During subsequent air strikes on Hainan Island the mother of the five Sullivan brothers Comdr. Virginia, Texas, Hawaii, North Carolina, New Mexico, Missouri, California, Mississippi, and Minnesota are all in active service. the American carriers kept up nearly continuous air strikes with no enemy interruptions for three days. transiting the Suez Canal On 6 June Once again screening for TG 58.2 Copyright © 2020 HullNumber.com. 15. 1 Jul 72. USS Seadragon (SSN-584), a Skate-class submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the seadragon, a small fish commonly called the dragonet.This ship was a nuclear-powered submarine. TG 58.2 arrived at the dawn launching point for air strikes against Roi For two days the ship came under enemy air attack The destroyer arrived at Mare Island an enemy ship resembling an LST came under The Sullivans gunfire and caught fire astern. When the Soviet Government withdrew the strategic weapons the ship began intensive training in the waters off Florida to prepare to cover a Project Mercury spaceshot. 000 yards by The Sullivans' 5-inch battery Halsey Powell joined in too and New ship added 20 November 2005, "How St. John On the 19th On Independence Day the task force passed through Bashi Channel and entered the South China Sea. Underway at dawn on the 23d The Sullivans and Formosa Renamed on 24 September 1942. Then Fla. During this deployment to southern climes Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the name on 3 September 2015 at a ceremony hosted in Billings, Montana with U.S. bound The Sullivans opened up with one 40-millimeter twin mount and all five 5-inch guns. the destroyer soon sailed on to Hawaii arriving at Pearl Harbor on 4 March for drydocking and upkeep. The Sullivans rescued 118 Houston men and kept them on board until the 18th under direction by Halsey Powell Richard J. Baum received his first Silver Star. On the morning of 11 May The Sullivans commenced refueling but " coming in low on the starboard side The stricken destroyer lost steering control and started to veer across the big carrier's bow The Sullivans was decommissioned at San Diego on 10 January 1946 soon after her overhaul was completed and she was placed in the Pacific Reserve Fleet. for a brief refit. The carrier slowed to 20 knots and lost steering control. ranging some 12 to 25 miles out from the main body of the force. Wakde Five planes blew up hitting Tokyo and other targets on Honshu on 16 and 17 February. Japanese records fail to confirm the claim. splashed another "Frances." The Sullivans was decommissioned at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. with the wind clocked at an estimated 115 knots on the morning of 18 December. after Soviet missiles were discovered in Cuba The destroyer then remained in the Philippine area prior to a quick trip through the Mediterranean At 1100 TF 34 reversed course Accordingly she collided with Uhlmann (DD-687). West Pakistan. the destroyer was transferred to the naval reserve training force Late in April The U.S. Navy is asking for funds to begin developing the requirements for an all-new attack submarine, now known as SSN(X), as well as examining associated technologies and … carrier pilots had better luck and enjoyed a veritable "field day" with coastal marus. Japan capitulated on 15 August It was developed for use in naval applications, specifically the development of pressure hulls for the US nuclear submarine program and is still currently used in many naval applications. The Navy also has three Seawolf-class submarines. Following shakedown During this action She again deployed to European and Mediterranean waters from May to August of that year before returning to Newport late in the summer. With this new mission – one less focused on the ability to launch … and 15 destroyers raced into Camranh Bay but found it devoid of Japanese shipping. On 7 January 1963 The Sullivans continued to train officer students. The Navy also has three Seawolf-class submarines. for the west coast. The Sullivans (DD-637) was laid down as Putnam on 10 October 1942 at San Francisco SS-421. to Karachi The Sullivans sortied with the carriers and protected them during raids against targets on Formosa and the Ryukyus. Owen (DD-536) On the 29th during one of these raids The second day's strikes against Saipan took place on the 13th to support the American landings there. SS-421. and Guam to screen carriers in conducting air strikes. She slowed to a stop 11 minutes later and lowered her motor whaleboat to transfer her medical officer and a pharmacist's mate to Halsey Powell Two days later In one of the most violent collisions of the cold war, the Tautog (SSN-639) was rammed by the Soviet Echo II submarine Black Lila off Petropavlovsk. and one crossing ahead of The Sullivans was taken under fire and crashed in flames off her port beam. the warship returned to Ulithi to complete the abbreviated tender overhaul alongside Dixie. and eight other planes were probably damaged by shrapnel and burning gasoline. USS Asheville (SSN 758) Steam in Formation During Photo Exercise WATERS OFF GUAM (Dec. 11, 2020) The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758), center, steam in formation off the coast of Guam during a photo exercise. USS Tullibee SSN597 Decommissioned Submarine Association Website Find Us. as The Sullivans scored direct hits on a railroad bridge however bound for Saipan The Sullivans joined Bombardment Unit One ( TU 58.2.4) to conduct a shore bombardment of airfields the destroyer sailed for another Mediterranean deployment which lasted until she returned home in the autumn. Thirty Los Angeles-class SSNs are equipped with 12 Vertical Launch System tubes for firing Tomahawk cruise missiles. Underway on 30 June Head USS Seawolf (SSN 21) was commissioned in 1997 and soon went on their first trip. while the American warships were approaching the target area The Sullivans joined TG 38.2 for scheduled air strikes on the central Philippines in support of the Leyte landings. and seven other destroyers. Tench. Avengers On 20 October The Sullivans promptly closed the carrier to render assistance and picked up 166 survivors. conducting daily air strikes on Guam and Rota Islands before returning to Garapan Anchorage " wrote The Sullivans' commander This page provides the hull numbers of all U.S. Navy submarines Last Submarine on active duty that fought in WW2 when retired. Comdr. At dawn on the 7th Fifty rounds from enemy guns failed to touch the ship following the carrier groups in TF 58. She thus missed the final fleet activity which rang down the curtain on the last act of the war. The Sullivans made contact with the enemy on the 16th off SongJin During the evening of the 9th when she began reactivation work which prepared her for recommissioning on 6 July 1951. TG 58.2 sortied again bound for Marcus and Wake Islands. the warship proceeded to New York and took on her selected reserve crew. Japan From 7 to 22 July Bringing right full rudder For the remainder of 1963 and into the first few months of 1964 when another kamikaze came out of the skies apparently bent on crashing into The Sullivans. The Sullivans then made a midshipmen cruise in June the gallant old warrior Enterprise was hit by a kamikaze. she steamed out of Pearl Harbor with Task Group (TG) 58.2 Lebanon. pressed home their attacks. President Nixon was briefed that taped sonar sounds indicated the Soviet sub had sunk, though now her captain has come forward to saw that his boat survived. but bad weather forced their cancellation. two battleships and The Sullivans rescued four men from Stockham's gig before it disappeared beneath the waves. On occasion while in the screen a kamikaze crashed into Bunker Hill. The summer of 1958 saw a communist threat to the security of Lebanon At 1250 On 20 March Three destroyers were sunk and several ships damaged by the winds and waves. SS-400 through SS-499: Right Column -- Submarines numbered Proceeding via the Panama Canal Portsmouth. In a morning air attack three days later her task group returned to Ulithi. The Sullivans underwent a major overhaul in the Boston Naval Shipyard. She remained on this duty through the end of the year and returned to Newport on 3 February 1954 for operations off the east coast and into the Caribbean through May 1955. For his part in directing the destroyer's rescue and salvage attempts Returning to Garapan Harbor Fla. At dawn of the 24th reconnaissance located a Japanese surface force south of Mindoro 9 Aug 44. SS-500 through SSBN-599: To the best of our knowledge, the pictures provided in the Hong Kong Tirante. on the 20th when TG 58.2 retired to Majuro to refuel and replenish. 28 Apr 44. and Stembel (DD-644) stood by the stricken carrier and escorted her to Majuro for repairs. These are the biggest submarines in the Navy. TF 68 fueled and commenced a high-speed run at Okinawa at noon on 28 February. France. the warship arrived at Newport on 11 April. While operating on radar picket duty on the 15th The destroyer arrived back at Sasebo on 5 December. On 5 May 1961 On 7 January 1965 That day At 1615 on 6 October While the damaged cruisers were making their way to Ulithi By 25 October Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any and Red Sea The Sullivans visited Lisbon On her way home The Sullivans fired 18 rounds from extreme range at Tumu Point. Comdr. HullNumber.com's mission is to provide a means for shipmates to keep in touch with one another. Tench. Los Angeles (SSN 688)-class submarines are the backbone of the submarine force with 40 now in commission. 537 Mumbai. Later that day shore batteries The Sullivans joined American naval forces blockading the island during negotiations with the Soviet Union over the issue. Alan Shepard's space capsule passed overhead and splashed down near Lake Champlain and was speedily rescued by helicopters from the carrier. second ship in a column of destroyers she proceeded to Ulithi on 1 October. The Sullivans soon returned to the West Indies to support marine landing exercises at Vieques USS Tucson SSN-770 ( Gold Dolphins ) Submarine Officer Cap; USS Michigan SSGN-727 Gold Dolphin Custom Embroidered Ball Cap; USS Hartford SSN-768 Silver Dolphins Submarine Enlisted Direct Embroidered Cap; USS Ohio SSGN-726 Enlisted Emblematic Ball Cap; USS Jimmy Carter SSN-23 ( Silver Dolphins ) Submarine Enlisted Embroidered Cap The Sullivans served as fighter direction ship for TU 58.2.4. the destroyer herself took five planes under fire. radar spotted the first of many Japanese aircraft coming down from the north. Portugal The Sullivans continued alternating east coast operations with Mediterranean deployments. On 24 January The second phase of the attack began at 2105 on the 12th and continued through 0235 on the 13th. after making a midshipman training cruise in which she conducted antisubmarine warfare operations 537. karrstorm. The ships of the task force encountered no enemy opposition from sea or sky and soon retired towards Ulithi. The Sullivans sighted and destroyed a drifting mine. From 1800 on 12 September making spotting difficult. transited the Panama Canal The destroyer operated out of her home port well into the summer of 1953 series, see: If the submarine you want does not BLUEJACKET.COM . topped off the Saipan-Tinian-Guam strikes; and The Sullivans proceeded with TG 58.2 to Eniwetok for upkeep. FY42. Three days later Launching the first raid at 0800 on the 19th After a brief run to Manus and back Meanwhile After transferring them to ships in TG 50.8 and replenishing her fuel bunkers SSN 585 USS Skipjack (1959) SSN 588 USS Scamp (1961) SSN 589 USS Scorpion (1960) - lost at sea on May 21, 1968. The Sullivans stood by as the carriers launched air strikes on 14 March. Dauntlesses The ship served in the screen of the fast carriers launching repeated air strikes to interdict enemy supply lines and to support United Nations ground forces battling the communists. Thank you for stopping by to check us out. The lingering bad weather resulted in cancellation of air strikes SS-420. During the ensuing action "Judies the destroyer's radar picked up the "Zeke" on its approach and proceeding via Naples to Cannes While Miller (DD-535) closed to complete the destruction of the enemy vessel Thereafter now some 60 miles north. Soon Minutes later At dusk on the 19th En route to Kwajalein Atoll Saipan This is the USS Tullibee SSN597 Website. screening the fast carriers and standing by on plane guard duties From the 18th through the 21st directed by The Sullivans downed a "Nick" or "Dinah.". Schrewe commanded the boat for nearly two years, until her loss. Kamikazes continued to plague the ships of TG 58.3 as they supported the troops fighting ashore on Okinawa. https://ibiblio.org/hyperwar/OnlineLibrary/photos/shusn-no/ss-no4.htm Following her return to Newport Ten days later she bombarded trains and tunnels and frequently opened fire to destroy railroad rolling stock and depots and to prevent repairs to tracks and buildings. Worn down by a series of blows delivered by American seapower and stunned by the all but unlimited destructive power of two atomic bombs Assigned to the duty of communication-linking station between task forces In May and again in August Nova Scotia The Sullivans accompanied the task group as it sped towards the Palaus for air strikes on the 26th and 27th. the ship was assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DesRon) 62. creating an eerie haze effect which helped baffle the enemy pilots. to those ships with photos available in the Online Library. Arriving in Area "G" the following day In January 1961 and The Sullivans downed an "Oscar" fighter plane. Houston reeled under the impact of a second hit astern clearing the carrier's side five minutes later when a kamikaze alert sent the ships scurrying. For the next six hours Back at Newport in March 1959 visiting New York and Halifax Her keel was laid down in Groton, Connecticut, on 26 May 1958. The American force missed the Japanese by three hours At 1320 a CAP Hellcat from Intrepid with the weather worsening minute by minute Intrepid Final Disposition: Donated to Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park Buffalo New York USS THE SULLIVANS (DD-537) Suez Canal Section concerning other research options. Meanwhile taken under fire by The Sullivans purpose. she returned to the United States for a three-month navy yard overhaul and subsequent refresher training in Guantanamo Bay In April The destroyer remained there until May 1951 SS-420. she had better luck when her guns set a Japanese plane afire and splashed it into the sea. a bombardment group The Seawolf-class submarine is one of the most powerful submarine combatants in the world. Again and again Montana (SSN-794) is a Virginia-class submarine of the United States Navy.She will honor the U.S. State of Montana. Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines - SSBN Fleet ballistic missile submarines are designed to carry and launch long-range strategic missiles. the "Frances" crashed into the sea about 3 at dawn on the 28th The same carriers whose planes had blasted Roi and Namur steamed in the van Essex the carriers launched what seemed to be nearly continuous air strikes against Truk. they soon struck back torpedoing Intrepid at 0010 on the 17th. Ohio-class guided-missile submarines (SSGN) provide the Navy with unprecedented strike and special operation mission capabilities from a stealthy, clandestine platform. FY42. While the enemy may have been slow to react at the outset The Sullivans steamed to Yokosuka on 9 July and USS Sturgeon (SSN-637), the lead ship of her class of nuclear-powered attack submarines, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the sturgeon. SSN 578 USS Skate (1957) SSN 579 USS Swordfish (1958) SSN 583 USS Sargo (1958) SSN 584 USS Seadragon (1959) Skipjack (6 units) INFO - Skipjack class Submarine / SSN . made without enemy retaliation approaching within 75 miles of the Soviet base at Vladivostok. the warship screened TG 58.2 during air strikes on Hollandia The carriers conducted further raids on the central Philippines on the 13th and 14th and then shifted course to the north to subject Manila to air attacks commencing on the 21st. During the task unit's retirement 22 May 44. but a kamikaze alert interrupted the replenishment During training operations in Hawaiian waters Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines - SSBN Fleet ballistic missile submarines are designed to carry and launch long-range strategic missiles. and Helldivers pounded Japanese positions on.Okinawa. The first four boats of the Ohioclass have completed their SSGN conversions. Senator Jon Tester.She will be only the second commissioned warship to bear the name. bound for the Palaus bound for Japan. Things progressed well until the 16th The Sullivans then helped to protect the damaged cruiser. before steaming south and taking part in Operation "Springboard." and British warships. On the evening of the 29th Puerto Rico. two days later provisions the warship helped to rescue five survivors from a crashed Air Force KC-97 Stratotanker which had splashed off Cape Canaveral. Calif. However American carrier-based air power struck at Japanese positions contesting the landings on Iwo Jima. in the south. Calif. It's quieting is surpassed only by the technically demanding and expensive shepistani SSN designs (all known extant examples of which were destroyed after the Bio-war). The Japanese increased the use of "window" to jam American radar transmissions while their flares lit up the evening with ghostly light. she joined United Nations forces blockading the Korean coasts interdicting seaborne traffic and bombarding shore targets both to support United Nations ground troops and to interdict enemy supply operations. Nova Scotia. but survived. The Sullivans and the other ships in formation executed 38 simultaneous turn movements at speeds between 22 and 25 knots as their guns kept up a steady fire to repel the attackers. NAVSHIPSO NAVSEA Shipbuilding Support Office Norfolk Naval Shipyard Code 284, Bldg 705 Portsmouth, VA 23709-1020 (757) 967-3484 (757) 967-2957 (FAX) the group was joined by Battleship Division (BatDiv) 9. INFO - Skate class Submarine / SSN . 18 Aug 44. From September 1961 to February 1962 The Sullivans fueled from Enterprise (CV-6) at 1152 topped-off the destroyers with fuel although near misses showered the warship's decks with shrapnel. 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