USS Willard Keith (DE-314)

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Name: USS Willard Keith
Namesake: Captain Willard Woodward Keith, Jr., (1920-1942), U.S. Marine Corps Navy 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
  • 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 second USS Willard Keith (DE-314) was a United States Navy Evarts-class destroyer escort proposed during World War II but never completed.

Willard Keith 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 Willard Keith was reassigned to destroyer Willard Keith (DD-775).