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USS Vogelgesang (DE-284)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Vogelgesang.
Name: USS Vogelgesang
Namesake: Rear Admiral Carl Theodore Vogelgesang (1869-1927), a U.S. Navy officer and Navy Cross recipient
Builder: Charleston Navy Yard
Laid down: 1943
Launched: Never
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 12 March 1944; scrapped incomplete
General characteristics
Class & type: Rudderow destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,450 tons (standard)
1,810 tons (full load(
Length: 306 ft (93 m) overall
300 ft (91 m) waterline
Beam: 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)
Draft: 9 ft 8 in (2.95 m)
Installed power: 12,000 shaft horsepower (16 megawatts)
Propulsion: 2 CE boilers, General Electric turbines with electric drive, 2 screws
Speed: 24 knots {44.5 kilometers per hour)
Range: 5,050 nautical miles (9,353 kilometers) at 12 knots (22.25 kilometers per hour)
Complement: 12 officers, 192 enlisted men
Armament: 2 x 5-inch 38-cal (127-millimeter) (2x1)
4 x 40-mm/70 (2x2)
10 x 20 mm (10x1)
3 x 21-inch torpedo tubes (1x3)
1 Hedgehog depth bomb thrower
8 depth charge projectors (8x1)
2 depth charge racks

USS Vogelgesang (DE-284) was a proposed United States Navy Rudderow-class destroyer escort that was never completed.

Vogelgesang was laid down at the Charleston Navy Yard, sometime in 1943. The contract for her construction was cancelled on 12 March 1944 before she could be launched, and the incomplete ship was scrapped.

The name Vogelgesang was transferred to the destroyer USS Vogelgesang (DD-862).


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