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USS Ely (DE-309)
USS Ely (DE-309)
The incomplete USS Ely (center) at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, on 3 July 1944. She is flanked by the incomplete destroyer escorts Delbert W. Halsey (DE-310) (left) and Creamer (DE-308).
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Name: USS Ely
Namesake: Lieutenant Arthur V. Ely (1912-1942), U.S. Navy officer and Navy Cross recipient
Builder: Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California
Laid down: 2 August 1943
Launched: 10 April 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Ann G. Ely
Completed: Never
Commissioned: Never
Fate: Construction cancelled, 5 September 1944; scrapped incomplete 1945
General characteristics
Type: Evarts-class destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,140 long tons (1,158 t) standard
1,430 long tons (1,453 t) full
Length: 289 ft 5 in (88.21 m) o/a
283 ft 6 in (86.41 m) w/l
Beam: 35 ft 2 in (10.72 m)
Draft: 11 ft (3.4 m) (max)
Propulsion: 4 × General Motors Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6,000 shp (4,474 kW)
2 screws
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)
Range: 4,150 nmi (7,690 km)
Complement: 15 officers and 183 enlisted
Armament: • 3 × single 3"/50 Mk.22 dual purpose guns
• 1 × quad 1.1"/75 Mk.2 AA gun
• 9 × 20 mm Mk.4 AA guns
• 1 × Hedgehog Projector Mk.10 (144 rounds)
• 8 × Mk.6 depth charge projectors
• 2 × Mk.9 depth charge tracks

The first USS Ely (DE-309) was a United States Navy Evarts-class destroyer escort launched during World War II but never completed.

USS Ely (DE-309) launched

Mrs. Ann G. Ely christens USS Ely on 10 April 1944

Ely was laid down at Mare Island Navy Yard at Vallejo, California, on 2 August 1943 and launched on 10 April 1944, sponsored by Mrs. Ann G. Ely, widow of Lieutenant Arthur V. Ely, the ship's namesake.

Construction of Ely was cancelled on 5 September 1944. She was stored incomplete in dry dock No. 1 from 25 September 1944 to 3 October 1945, cut in two in preparation for scrapping. She was scrapped at Mare Island.

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