USS Watson (DD-482)
|Career (United States)|
|Namesake:||Rear Admiral John Crittenden Watson (1842-1923)|
|Builder:||Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Kearny, New Jersey (proposed)|
|Fate:||Construction contract cancelled 7 January 1946|
|Class & type:||Fletcher-class destroyer|
|Displacement:||2,325 tons (standard
2,924 tons (full load)
|Length:||369 ft 1 in (112.50 m) waterline
376 ft 5 in (114.73 m) overall
|Beam:||39 ft 7 in (12.07 m)|
|Draft:||13 ft 9 in (4.19 m) (full load)|
|Propulsion:||Experimental diesel system, 2 shafts|
|Armament:||5 x 5-inch (127-millimeter) 38-caliber guns
1 x quad 1.1-inch (28-millimeter) machine gun mount
4 x 20-millimeter guns
10 x 21-inch (533-millimeter) torpedo tubes
|Armor:||Side 0.75 inch (19 millimeter)
deck over machinery 0.5 inch (12.7 millimeter)
Watson was planned as a modified Fletcher-class destroyer to be built by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company at Kearny, New Jersey. She was to be powered by an experimental diesel propulsion system. However, due to more pressing World War II destroyer construction programs, Watson was never laid down, and her construction contract was cancelled on 7 January 1946.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Chesneau, Roger. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946. New York: Mayflower Books, Inc., 1980. ISBN 0-8317-0303-2.