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The preserved “Fletcher” class destroyer THE SULLIVANS (DD537) seen at the “Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park” in Buffalo, NY on the 28th April 2002 were she is a permanent exhibit.

www.buffalonavalpark.org for more info.
 

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The Sullivans.

When built she was to have been named 'Putnam' but was renamed for the five brothers who were lost in the sinking of the light-cruiser 'Juneau', CL-52,
in the Naval battle for Guadalcanal, 13 November 1942.
The five brothers, George, Francis, Joseph, Madison, and Albert, were all aged between 19 and 27 years.
 

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Thanks for the pics, Bob. A very distinctive name and fitting tribute to the enormous sacrifice by one family. Nice to see a destroyer being kept above the waterline for a change!
 

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In the Film, did the five brothers in their younger days become trapped in a water tank that was used to supply water to locomotives. I seem to recall they were swimming in the elevated tank when a locomotive came along and filled up with water, thus lowering the level and the brothers could not then reach the top edge of the tank. I think the film was called The Sulivans.
 

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Yes thats the one and it was repeated on tv a couple of years ago on one of those channels that showed old movies sadly I did not tape it Regards Tony
 
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