|USS Woodrow R. Thompson (DD-721)|
|Name:||USS Woodrow R. Thompson|
|Namesake:||Woodrow R. Thompson (1919-1942), a United States Marine Corps Navy Cross recipient|
|Builder:||Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Newark, New Jersey|
|Laid down:||1 August 1945|
|Launched:||16 March 1946|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Robert L. Thompson|
|Struck:||2 November 1954|
|Fate:||Sold incomplete for scrapping 29 August 1955|
|Notes:||Construction suspended when 53.3% complete|
|Displacement:||3460 tons (Full)|
|Length:||390 ft 6 in (119 m) (overall)|
|Beam:||40 ft 10 in (12.5 m)|
|Draft:||14 ft 4 in (4.4 m)|
|Speed:||35 knots (65 km/h)|
|Complement:||336 officers and enlisted|
Woodrow R. Thompson was laid down on 1 August 1945 by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company at Newark, New Jersey. The end of World War II in August 1945 resulted in the termination of the contract for her construction on 12 December 1945. The award of the contract was reinstated in early 1946, and she was launched as planned on 16 March 1946, sponsored by Mrs. Robert L. Thompson, the mother of Sergeant Woodrow R. Thompson, a posthumous United States Marine Corps recipient of the Navy Cross.
Woodrow R. Thompson was delivered to the 3rd Naval District at New York City on 31 July 1946 when 53.3% complete for maintenance and preservation. Her name was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 2 November 1954, and she was sold incomplete for scrapping on 29 August 1955.
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 Naval History Photographic History of the United States Navy Destroyer Archive USS Woodrow R. Thompson (DD-721)
|This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).|