|USS Milton Lewis (DE-772)|
|Name:||USS Milton Lewis|
As USS Rogers: Jack E. Rogers Jr., Charles E. Rogers, and Edwin K. Rogers, brothers killed in the Battle of Tassafaronga|
As USS Milton Lewis: Corporal Milton Lewis, (1920-1942), U.S. Marine Corps recipient of the Navy Cross
|Builder:||Tampa Shipbuilding Company, Tampa, Florida|
|Laid down:||23 August 1943|
|Launched:||6 August 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. William F. Lewis|
|In service:||25 October 1944 (to be towed for scrapping)|
|Renamed:||USS Milton Lewis 18 July 1944 (formerly USS Rogers)|
|Fate:||Construction contract cancelled 11 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)|
Milton Lewis was laid down as USS Rogers (DE-772) by the Tampa Shipbuilding Company at Tampa, Florida, on 23 August 1943. While under construction, Rogers was renamed USS Milton Lewis on 18 July 1943, and the name Rogers was reassigned to the destroyer USS Rogers (DD-876). Milton Lewis was launched on 6 August 1944, sponsored by Mrs. William F. Lewis.
Before Milton Lewis could be completed, her construction contract was canceled on 11 September 1944. The incomplete ship was placed in non-commissioned service on 25 October 1944 for towing to Charleston, South Carolina, where she 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 Milton Lewis (ex-Rogers) (DE772)
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