USS Curtis W. Howard (DE-752)

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Career
Name: USS Curtis W. Howard
Namesake: Lieutenant, junior grade, Curtis W. Howard, (1917-1942), U.S. Navy officer and Navy Cross recipient
Builder: Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, California
Laid down: 18 August 1943
Launched: 26 March 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Prudence W. Wohleb
Completed: Never
Fate: Construction suspended 6 June 1944 and cancelled 1 September 1944; scrapped incomplete
General characteristics
Class & type: Cannon-class destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,240 tons
Length: 306 ft (93 m)
Beam: 36 ft 8 in (11.18 m)
Draft: 8 ft 9 in (2.67 m)
Speed: 21 knots
Complement: 186
Armament:   3 × 3 in (76 mm)/50 guns (3×1)
• 2 × 40 mm AA guns (1x2)
• 8 × 20 mm AA guns (8×1)
• 3 × 21 in. torpedo tubes (1×3)
• 8 × depth charge projectors
• 1 × depth charge projector (hedgehog)
• 2 x depth charge tracks

USS Curtis W. Howard (DE-752) was a United States Navy Cannon-class destroyer escort proposed during World War II but never completed.

DE-752 was laid down by the Western Pipe and Steel Company at San Pedro, California, on 18 August 1943 and named USS Curtis W. Howard (DE-752) on 3 September 1943. She was launched on 26 March 1944, sponsored by Mrs. Prudence W. Wohleb, the mother of the ship '​s namesake, Lieutenant, junior grade, Curtis W. Howard.

Before Curtis W. Howard could be completed, her construction was suspended on 6 June 1944 and cancelled on 1 September 1944. The incomplete ship was scrapped.

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