USS Dennis J. Buckley (DE-553)

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For other ships with the same name, see USS Dennis J. Buckley.
Name: USS Dennis J. Buckley
Namesake: Fireman First Class Dennis J. Buckley, Jr. (1920-1943), a U.S. Navy sailor and Silver Star recipient
Builder: Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts (proposed)
Launched: Never
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 10 June 1944
General characteristics
Class and type: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,350 tons
Length: 306 ft (93 m)
Beam: 36 ft 8 in (11 m)
Draft: 9 ft 5 in (3 m)
Propulsion: 2 boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp; 2 propellers
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h)
Range: 6,000 nmi. (12,000 km) @ 12 kt
Complement: 14 officers, 201 enlisted

USS Dennis J. Buckley (DE-553) was a proposed World War II United States Navy John C. Butler-class destroyer escort that was never completed.

Plans called for Dennis J. Buckley to be built at the Boston Navy Yard at Boston, Massachusetts. Her construction contract was cancelled on 10 June 1944 before she could be launched.

The name Dennis J. Buckley was reassigned to the destroyer USS Dennis J. Buckley (DD-808).