|USS Gaynier (DE-751)|
|Namesake:||Ensign Oswald J. Gaynier, (1915-1942), U.S. Navy officer and Navy Cross recipient|
|Builder:||Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, California|
|Laid down:||4 August 1943|
|Launched:||30 January 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Ireta Gaynier|
|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-751 was laid down by the Western Pipe and Steel Company at San Pedro, California, on 4 August 1943 and named USS Gaynier (DE-751) on 3 September 1943. She was launched on 30 January 1944, sponsored by Mrs. Ireta Gaynier, the widow of the ship's namesake, Ensign Oswald J. Gaynier.
Before Gaynier 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 Gaynier (DE751)
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