USS Gaynier (DE-751)

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Career
Name: USS Gaynier
Namesake: Ensign Oswald J. Gaynier, (1915-1942), U.S. Navy officer and Navy Cross recipient
Builder: Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, California
Laid down: 4 August 1943
Launched: 30 January 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Ireta Gaynier
Completed: Never
Fate: Construction suspended 6 June 1944 and cancelled 1 September 1944; scrapped incomplete
General characteristics
Class and 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 Gaynier (DE-751) was a United States Navy Cannon-class destroyer escort proposed during World War II but never completed.

DE-751 was laid down by the Western Pipe and Steel Company at San Pedro, California, on 4 August 1943 and named USS Gaynier (DE-751) on 3 September 1943. She was launched on 30 January 1944, sponsored by Mrs. Ireta Gaynier, the widow of the ship '​s namesake, Ensign Oswald J. Gaynier.

Before Gaynier 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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