USS Abner Read (DD-769)
|Namesake:||Lieutenant commander Abner Read|
|Builder:||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, San Francisco, California|
|Laid down:||21 May 1944|
|Struck:||13 September 1946|
|Identification:||Hull symbol: DD-769|
|Fate:||Construction contract cancelled 12 September 1946|
|Status:||Scrapped incomplete on building ways|
|General characteristics (as planned)|
|Class and type:||Gearing-class destroyer|
|Length:||390 ft 6 in (119.0 m) (overall)|
|Beam:||40 ft 10 in (12.45 m)|
|Draft:||14 ft 4 in (4.37 m)|
|Installed power:||60,000 shp (45,000 kW)|
|Speed:||35 kn (65 km/h; 40 mph)|
|Range:||4,500 nmi (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at 20 kn (37 km/h; 23 mph)|
|Complement:||336 officers and enlisted|
USS Abner Read (DD-769) was a planned United States Navy Gearing-class destroyer laid down during World War II but never completed. The ship was to be the second ship named for Abner Read (1821–1863), a United States Navy officer killed during the American Civil War. She was assigned the name during construction when the first Abner Read (DD-526), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was sunk by a kamikaze during the Battle of Leyte, 1 November 1944.
Abner Read was laid down by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation at San Francisco, California on 21 May 1944. The end of World War II in August 1945 resulted in the termination of the contract for her construction on 12 September 1946 or 13 September 1946. She was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 13 September 1946 and scrapped on the building ways.
- Online sources
- "Abner Read (DD-526)". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History & Heritage Command. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- Wilshaw, Fred. "USS ABNER READ (DD-769)". Navsource.org. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
- Photo gallery of USS Abner Read (DD-769) at NavSource Naval History