USS Lloyd Thomas (DE-312)

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For other ships of the same name, see USS Lloyd Thomas.
Career
Name: USS Lloyd Thomas
Namesake: Lieutenant, junior grade, Lloyd Thomas (1912-1942), U.S. Navy officer and Navy Cross recipient
Builder: Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California
Laid down: 23 August 1943
Launched: Never
Fate: Construction cancelled 13 March 1944; scrapped incomplete
General characteristics
Type: Evarts-class destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,140 long tons (1,158 t) standard
1,430 long tons (1,453 t) full
Length: 289 ft 5 in (88.21 m) o/a
283 ft 6 in (86.41 m) w/l
Beam: 35 ft 2 in (10.72 m)
Draft: 11 ft (3.4 m) (max)
Propulsion: 4 × General Motors Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6,000 shp (4,474 kW)
2 screws
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)
Range: 4,150 nmi (7,690 km)
Complement: 15 officers and 183 enlisted
Armament: • 3 × single 3"/50 Mk.22 dual purpose guns
• 1 × quad 1.1"/75 Mk.2 AA gun
• 9 × 20 mm Mk.4 AA guns
• 1 × Hedgehog Projector Mk.10 (144 rounds)
• 8 × Mk.6 depth charge projectors
• 2 × Mk.9 depth charge tracks

The first USS Lloyd Thomas (DE-312) was a United States Navy Evarts-class destroyer escort proposed during World War II but never completed.

Lloyd Thomas was laid down at Mare Island Navy Yard at Vallejo, California, on 23 August 1943. Her construction was cancelled on 13 March 1944.

The name Lloyd Thomas was reassigned to destroyer escort Lloyd Thomas (DE-374).

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