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USS Myles C. Fox (DE-546)
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Name: USS Myles C. Fox
Namesake: First Lieutenant Myles C. Fox (1918-1942), a U.S. Marine Corps officer and Navy Cross recipient
Builder: Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts (proposed)
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: Never
Commissioned: Never
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 10 June 1944
General characteristics
Class & type: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,350 tons
Length: 306 ft (93 m)
Beam: 36 ft 8 in (11 m)
Draft: 9 ft 5 in (3 m)
Propulsion: 2 boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp; 2 propellers
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h)
Range: 6,000 nmi. (12,000 km) @ 12 kt
Complement: 14 officers, 201 enlisted
Armament: 2 × 5 in (127 mm)/38 guns (2×1)
4 × 40 mm AA guns (2×2)
10 × 20 mm AA guns (10×1)
3 × 21 in. torpedo tubes (1×3)
8 × depth charge projectors
1 × depth charge projector (hedgehog)
2 × depth charge tracks

USS Myles C. Fox (DE-546) was a proposed World War II United States Navy John C. Butler-class destroyer escort that was never completed.

Myles C. Fox was to have been built at the Boston Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts. However, her construction was cancelled on 10 June 1944.

The name Myles C. Fox was reassigned to the destroyer USS Myles C. Fox (DD-829).

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