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USS Creamer (DE-308)

USS Creamer just after launching at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, on 23 February 1944
Name: USS Creamer
Namesake: As USS Register: Lieutenant Commander Paul J. Register (1899-1941), a U.S. Navy officer killed in action during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
As USS Creamer: Ensign William W. Creamer (1916-1942), U.S. Navy officer and Navy Cross recipient
Builder: Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California
Laid down: 5 July 1943
Launched: 23 February 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. D. E. Creamer
Completed: Never
Commissioned: Never
Renamed: USS Creamer 10 September 1943 (originally was USS Register)
Fate: Construction cancelled, 5 September 1944; scrapped incomplete 1945
General characteristics
Class & type: Evarts-class destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,140 long tons (1,158 t) standard
1,430 long tons (1,453 t) full
Length: 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)
Propulsion: 4 × General Motors Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6,000 shp (4,474 kW)
2 screws
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)
Range: 4,150 nmi (7,690 km)
Complement: 15 officers / 183 enlisted
Armament: • 3 × single 3"/50 Mk.22 dual purpose guns
• 1 × quad 1.1"/75 Mk.2 AA gun
• 9 × 20 mm Mk.4 AA guns
• 1 × Hedgehog Projector Mk.10 (144 rounds)
• 8 × Mk.6 depth charge projectors
• 2 × Mk.9 depth charge tracks

USS Creamer (DE-308), ex-USS Register (DE-308), was a United States Navy Evarts-class destroyer escort launched during World War II, but never completed.

Mrs. D. E. Creamer christens USS Creamer at Creamer '​s launching on 23 February 1944 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, while matron of honor Mrs. Leonard W. Jones looks on.
Creamer was laid down at Mare Island Navy Yard at Vallejo, California, on 5 July 1943 as USS Register (DE-308). While under construction, she was renamed USS Creamer (DE-308) on 10 September 1943, and the name Register was reassigned to the destroyer escort USS Register (DE-233). Creamer was launched on 23 February 1944, sponsored by Mrs. D. E. Creamer, mother of Ensign William W. Creamer, the ship '​s namesake.

Construction of Creamer was cancelled on 5 September 1944. She was stored incomplete in the floating drydock USS ARD-21 at Mare Island from 25 September 1944 to 26 April 1945, then docked in floating drydock USS ARD-32 from 9 November 1945 to 16 November 1945, cut in two in preparation for scrapping. She was scrapped at Mare Island.


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