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USS John J. Van Buren (DE-753)
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Name: USS John J. Van Buren
Namesake: Lieutenant, junior grade, John J. Van Buren, (1915-1942), U.S. Navy officer and recipient of the Navy Cross and Distinguished Flying Cross
Builder: Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, California
Laid down: 31 August 1943
Launched: 16 January 1944[1] or 26 March 1944[2]
Sponsored by: Mrs. J. J. Van Buren
Completed: Never
Fate: Construction suspended 6 June 1944 and cancelled 1 September 1944; scrapped incomplete
General characteristics
Class & type: Cannon-class destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,240 tons
Length: 306 ft (93 m)
Beam: 36 ft 8 in (11.18 m)
Draft: 8 ft 9 in (2.67 m)
Speed: 21 knots
Complement: 186
Armament:

USS John J. Van Buren (DE-753) was a United States Navy Cannon-class destroyer escort proposed during World War II but never completed.

John J. Van Buren was laid down by the Western Pipe and Steel Company at San Pedro, California, on 18 August 1943. She was launched on either 16 January 1944[3] or 26 March 1944,[4] sponsored by Mrs. J. J. Van Buren, the widow of the ship's namesake, Lieutenant, junior grade, John J. Van Buren.

Before John J. Van Buren could be completed, her construction was suspended on 6 June 1944 and cancelled on 1 September 1944. The incomplete ship was scrapped.

NotesEdit

  1. Per the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (at http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/j3/john_j_van_buren.htm).
  2. Per NavSource Online (at http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/753.htm).
  3. Per the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (at http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/j3/john_j_van_buren.htm).
  4. Per NavSource Online (at http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/753.htm).

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