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USS Sheehan (DE-541)
USS Sheehan (DE-541)
USS Sheehan is launched at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, on 17 December 1943.
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Name: USS Sheehan
Namesake: Chief Quartermaster John Francis Sheehan (1910-1942), killed in action aboard fast transport USS Gregory (APD-3)
Builder: Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts
Laid down: 8 November 1943
Launched: 17 December 1943
Sponsored by: Mrs. Catherine Sheehan
Completed: Never
Commissioned: Never
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 7 January 1946; sold for scrap incomplete 2 July 1946
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 Sheehan (DE-541) was a United States Navy John C. Butler-class destroyer escort launched during World War II but never completed.

USS Sheehan (DE-541) launched

Mrs. Catherine Sheehan christens USS Sheehan at Sheehan's launching on 17 December 1943 at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts.

Sheehan was laid down at Boston Navy Yard at Boston, Massachusetts, on 8 November 1943 and launched on 17 December 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Catherine Sheehan, mother of Chief Quartermaster John Francis Sheehan, the ship's namesake.

Construction of Sheehan was suspended before she could be completed. On 30 August 1945, she was assigned to the Atlantic Inactive Fleet in an incomplete state. On 7 January 1946, the contract for her construction was cancelled, and the incomplete ship was sold on 2 July 1946 to the John J. Duane Company of Quincy, Massachusetts, for scrapping.


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