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USS Williams (DE-290)
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Name: USS Williams
Namesake: Rear Admiral George Washington Williams (1869-1925), a U.S. Navy officer and Navy Cross recipient
Builder: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Massachusetts[1] or Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, South Carolina [2] (proposed)
Laid down: Never
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 12 March 1944
General characteristics
Class & type: Rudderow destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,450 tons (standard)
1,810 tons (full load(
Length: 306 ft (93 m) overall
300 ft (91 m) waterline
Beam: 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)
Draft: 9 ft 8 in (2.95 m)
Installed power: 12,000 shaft horsepower (16 megawatts)
Propulsion: 2 CE boilers, General Electric turbines with electric drive, 2 screws
Speed: 24 knots (44.5 kilometers per hour)
Range: 5,050 nautical miles (9,353 kilometers) at 12 knots (22.25 kilometers per hour)
Complement: 12 officers, 192 enlisted men
Armament: 2 x 5-inch 38-cal (127-millimeter) (2x1)
4 x 40-mm/70 (2x2)
10 x 20 mm (10x1)
3 x 21-inch torpedo tubes (1x3)
1 Hedgehog depth bomb thrower
8 depth charge projectors (8x1)
2 depth charge racks

USS Williams (DE-290) was a proposed United States Navy Rudderow-class destroyer escort that was never built.

Sources differ on Williams's planned builder; plans called for either Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard at Hingham, Massachusetts[3] or the Charleston Navy Yard at Charleston, South Carolina [4] to build her. The contract for her construction was cancelled on 12 March 1944 before construction could begin.

The name Williams was transferred to the destroyer escort USS Williams (DE-372).

NotesEdit

  1. Per the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (at http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/w9/williams-ii.htm)
  2. Per the NavSource Online (at http://www.navsource.org/archives/06idx.htm)
  3. Per the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (at http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/w9/williams-ii.htm)
  4. Per the NavSource Online (at http://www.navsource.org/archives/06idx.htm)

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