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LAFFEY, USS (Destroyer)

Charleston, South Carolina
County of Charleston.
Patriots Point
National Register Number: 83004519
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Maritime: Vessel. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Museum ship; http://www.maritime.org/hnsa-laffey.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 14, 1986):
The only surviving ALLEN M. SUMNER class destroyer and the only surviving World War II destroyer that saw service in the Atlantic, she acted as escort to convoys to Great Britain, and on D-Day she bombarded Utah Beach at Normandy. Sent into the Pacific, LAFFEY was involved in one of the most famous destroyer-kamikaze duels of the War. She earned five battle stars and a Presidential Unit Citation for her service.

General condition of the ship is good, though modification and restoration of several interior compartments to their "in service" condition continues.

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