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USS Woodrow R. Thompson (DE-451)
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Name: 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 (proposed)
Laid down: Never
Fate: Construction cancelled 6 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

The first USS Woodrow R. Thompson (DE-451) was a proposed World War II United States Navy John C. Butler-class destroyer escort that was never completed.

Woodrow R. Thompson was scheduled to be built at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company at Newark, New Jersey, but her construction was cancelled on 6 June 1944.

The name Woodrow R. Thompson was reassigned to destroyer USS Woodrow R. Thompson (DD-721).

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