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USS Steinaker (DE-452)

Career (US)
Name: USS Steinaker
Namesake: Private First Class Donald B. Steinaker (1922-1942), a United States Marine Corps Navy Cross recipient
Builder: Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Newark, New Jersey
Launched: Never
Fate: Construction cancelled 6 June 1944
General characteristics
Class & type: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,350 tons
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
Armament: 2 × 5 in (127 mm)/38 guns (2×1)
4 × 40 mm AA guns (2×2)
10 × 20 mm AA guns (10×1)
3 × 21 in. torpedo tubes (1×3)
8 × depth charge projectors
1 × depth charge projector (hedgehog)
2 × depth charge tracks

The first USS Steinaker (DE-452) was a proposed World War II United States Navy John C. Butler-class destroyer escort that was never completed.

Steinaker was laid down at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company at Newark, New Jersey, but her construction was cancelled on 6 June 1944.

The name Steinaker was reassigned to destroyer USS Steinaker (DD-863).

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