USS Lloyd Thomas (DE-312)

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Name: USS Lloyd Thomas
Namesake: Lieutenant, junior grade, Lloyd Thomas (1912-1942), U.S. Navy officer and Navy Cross recipient
Builder: Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California
Laid down: 23 August 1943
Launched: Never
Fate: Construction cancelled 13 March 1944; scrapped incomplete
General characteristics
Type: Evarts-class destroyer escort
  • 1,140 long tons (1,158 t) standard
  • 1,430 long tons (1,453 t) full
  • 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)
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)
Range: 4,150 nmi (7,690 km)
Complement: 15 officers and 183 enlisted

The first USS Lloyd Thomas (DE-312) was a United States Navy Evarts-class destroyer escort proposed during World War II but never completed.

Lloyd Thomas was laid down at Mare Island Navy Yard at Vallejo, California, on 23 August 1943. Her construction was cancelled on 13 March 1944.

The name Lloyd Thomas was reassigned to destroyer escort Lloyd Thomas (DE-374).