|USS Curtis W. Howard (DE-752)|
|Name:||USS Curtis W. Howard|
|Namesake:||Lieutenant, junior grade, Curtis W. Howard, (1917-1942), U.S. Navy officer and Navy Cross recipient|
|Builder:||Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, California|
|Laid down:||18 August 1943|
|Launched:||26 March 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Prudence W. Wohleb|
|Fate:||Construction suspended 6 June 1944 and cancelled 1 September 1944; scrapped incomplete|
|Class & type:||Cannon-class destroyer escort|
|Length:||306 ft (93 m)|
|Beam:||36 ft 8 in (11.18 m)|
|Draft:||8 ft 9 in (2.67 m)|
DE-752 was laid down by the Western Pipe and Steel Company at San Pedro, California, on 18 August 1943 and named USS Curtis W. Howard (DE-752) on 3 September 1943. She was launched on 26 March 1944, sponsored by Mrs. Prudence W. Wohleb, the mother of the ship's namesake, Lieutenant, junior grade, Curtis W. Howard.
Before Curtis W. Howard could be completed, her construction was suspended on 6 June 1944 and cancelled on 1 September 1944. The incomplete ship was scrapped.
References[edit | edit source]
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Navsource Online: Destroyer Escort Photo Archive USS Curtis W. Howard (DE-752)
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