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USS William C. Lawe (DE-373)
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Name: William C. Lawe
Namesake: Aviation Metalsmith Third Class William Clare Lawe (1910-1942), U.S. Navy Distinguished Flying Cross recipient
Builder: Consolidated Steel Corporation, Orange, Texas (proposed)
Laid down: Never
Fate: Construction cancelled 6 June 1944
General characteristics
Class & type: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,350 long tons (1,350 metric tons)
Length: 306 ft (93 m)
Beam: 36 ft 8 in (11.2 m)
Draft: 9 ft 5 in (2.9 m)
Propulsion: 2 boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp (8.95 MW); 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

The second USS William C. Lawe (DE-373) was a proposed United States Navy John C. Butler-class destroyer escort that was never built.

William C. Lawe was scheduled to be built at Consolidated Steel Corporation at Orange, Texas, during World War II. However, her construction was cancelled on 6 June 1944.

The name William C. Lawe was reassigned to destroyer USS William C. Lawe (DD-763).

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