USS William C. Lawe (DE-313)

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For other ships of the same name, see USS William C. Lawe.
Career
Name: USS William C. Lawe
Namesake: Aviation Metalsmith Third Class William Clare Lawe (1910-1942), U.S. Navy Distinguished Flying Cross recipient
Builder: Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California
Laid down: 22 January 1944
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 William C. Lawe (DE-313) was a United States Navy Evarts-class destroyer escort proposed during World War II. She was never completed.

William C. Lawe was laid down at Mare Island Navy Yard at Vallejo, California, on 22 January 1944. Her construction was cancelled on 13 March 1944.

The name William C. Lawe was reassigned to destroyer escort William C. Lawe (DE-373).

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