USS Milton Lewis (DE-772)

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Career
Name: USS Milton Lewis
Namesake: As USS Rogers: Jack E. Rogers Jr., Charles E. Rogers, and Edwin K. Rogers, brothers killed in the Battle of Tassafaronga
As USS Milton Lewis: Corporal Milton Lewis, (1920-1942), U.S. Marine Corps recipient of the Navy Cross
Builder: Tampa Shipbuilding Company, Tampa, Florida
Laid down: 23 August 1943
Launched: 6 August 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. William F. Lewis
Completed: Never
Commissioned: Never
In service: 25 October 1944 (to be towed for scrapping)
Renamed: USS Milton Lewis 18 July 1944 (formerly USS Rogers)
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 Milton Lewis (DE-772), ex-USS Rogers (DE-772), was a United States Navy Cannon-class destroyer escort proposed during World War II but never completed.

Milton Lewis was laid down as USS Rogers (DE-772) by the Tampa Shipbuilding Company at Tampa, Florida, on 23 August 1943. While under construction, Rogers was renamed USS Milton Lewis on 18 July 1943, and the name Rogers was reassigned to the destroyer USS Rogers (DD-876). Milton Lewis was launched on 6 August 1944, sponsored by Mrs. William F. Lewis.

Before Milton Lewis 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 scrapped.

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