USS George M. Campbell (DE-773)

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Career
Name: USS George M. Campbell
Namesake: Lieutenant, junior grade, George M. Campbell, (1907-1942), U.S. Navy officer and Navy Cross recipient
Builder: Tampa Shipbuilding Company, Tampa, Florida
Laid down: 23 August 1943
Launched: 1944
Completed: Never
Commissioned: Never
In service: 25 October 1944 (to be towed for scrapping)
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 11 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 George M. Campbell (DE-773) was a United States Navy Cannon-class destroyer escort proposed during World War II but never completed.

George M. Campbell was laid down by the Tampa Shipbuilding Company at Tampa, Florida, on 23 August 1943. She was launched in 1944.

Before George M. Campbell could be completed, her construction contract was canceled on 11 September 1944. The incomplete ship was placed in non-commissioned service on 25 October 1944 for towing to Charleston, South Carolina, where she was stripped for spare parts and later scrapped.

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