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THE SULLIVANS, USS (Destroyer)

Buffalo, New York
County of Erie.
1 Naval Cove Park
National Register Number: 86000085
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Maritime: Vessel.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Exhibit at Buffalo and Erie Naval Cove Park; http://www.maritime.org/hnsa-dd537.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 14, 1986):
Named for the five Sullivan brothers who lost their lives in the Battle of the Solomon Islands, USS THE SULLIVANS (1943) is an excellent example of the FLETCHER class, the largest and most important class of U.S. destroyers in World War II, forming the backbone of destroyer forces throughout the war. She took part in intense combat, rescuing downed aviators, and earning nine battle stars for her service.


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