USS Sheehan (DE-541)
|Namesake:||Chief Quartermaster John Francis Sheehan (1910-1942), killed in action aboard fast transport USS Gregory (APD-3)|
|Builder:||Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts|
|Laid down:||8 November 1943|
|Launched:||17 December 1943|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Catherine Sheehan|
|Fate:||Construction contract cancelled 7 January 1946; sold for scrap incomplete 2 July 1946|
|Class and type:||John C. Butler-class destroyer escort|
|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|
Sheehan was laid down at Boston Navy Yard at Boston, Massachusetts, on 8 November 1943 and launched on 17 December 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Catherine Sheehan, mother of Chief Quartermaster John Francis Sheehan, the ship's namesake.
Construction of Sheehan was suspended before she could be completed. On 30 August 1945, she was assigned to the Atlantic Inactive Fleet in an incomplete state. On 7 January 1946, the contract for her construction was cancelled, and the incomplete ship was sold on 2 July 1946 to the John J. Duane Company of Quincy, Massachusetts, for scrapping.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Navsource Online: Destroyer Escort Photo Archive: USS Sheehan (DE-541)