USS Kenneth D. Bailey (DE-552)

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For other ships of the same name, see USS Kenneth D. Bailey.
Career
Name: USS Kenneth D. Bailey
Namesake: Major Kenneth D. Bailey (1910-1942), a U.S. Marine Corps officer and Medal of Honor recipient
Builder: Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts (proposed)
Launched: Never
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 10 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

USS Kenneth D. Bailey (DE-552) was a proposed World War II United States Navy John C. Butler-class destroyer escort that was never completed.

The name Kenneth D. Bailey was assigned to DE-552 on 30 November 1943. Plans called for her to be built at the Boston Navy Yard at Boston, Massachusetts, but the contract for her construction was cancelled on 10 June 1944.

On 8 July 1944, the name Kenneth D. Bailey was reassigned to the destroyer USS Kenneth D. Bailey (DD-713).

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