USS Cummings (DD-365)
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1320-0484-0;
The second USS Cummings (DD-365) was a Mahan-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. She was named for Andrew Boyd Cummings. Cummings was launched 11 December 1935 by United Shipyards, Incorporated, New York; sponsored by Mrs. W. W. Mills, niece of Lieutenant Commander Cummings; and commissioned 25 November 1936, Commander C. P. Cecil in command. Departing New York 29 September 1937, Cummings arrived at San Diego 28 October to join the Battle Force. She participated in the fleet problem in Hawaiian waters in April 1938 and a Presidential Fleet Review at San Francisco in July. In 1939 the exercises were held in the Panama Canal Zone and the Caribbean from January to April. Returning to San Diego 12 May 1939, Cummings participated in flotilla and fleet training, and served as plane guard for the carriers Yorktown (CV-5) and Lexington (CV-2). When the security patrol was begun on the west coast in 1940, Cummings served on...
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