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USS Willard Keith (DE-314)

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
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 and 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

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).


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