USS Russell M. Cox (DE-774)

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Career
Name: USS Russell M. Cox
Namesake: Ensign Russell M. Cox, (1919-1942), U.S. Navy officer killed in action in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal
Builder: Tampa Shipbuilding Company, Tampa, Florida
Laid down: 23 August 1943
Completed: Never
Fate: Construction contract 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 Russell M. Cox (DE-774) was a United States Navy Cannon-class destroyer escort proposed during World War II but never completed.

Russell M. Cox was laid down by the Tampa Shipbuilding Company at Tampa, Florida, on 23 August 1943. The contract for her construction was canceled on 1 September 1944, and the incomplete ship was scrapped.

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