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USS Weiss (DE-378)

United States
Name: Weiss
Namesake: Sergeant Carl W. Weiss (1915-1942), U.S. Marine Corps Navy Cross recipient
Builder: Consolidated Steel Corporation, Orange, Texas (proposed)
Laid down: Date unknown
Launched: Never
Fate: Construction cancelled 5 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

The first USS Weiss (DE-378), was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort proposed for construction during World War II but never completed.

Weiss was named after United States Marine Corps sergeant Carl Walter Weiss, who was killed in action during a battle on 1 November 1942 with Japanese forces near the Matanikau River on Guadalcanal, when he charged an enemy machine gun position and destroyed it with a hand grenade. For "his great personal valor, aggressiveness and fine spirit of self sacrifice," Sergeant Weiss was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously.

Weiss was cancelled on 5 June 1944 before completion, and her materials were scrapped.

The name Weiss was reassigned to a Rudderow-class destroyer escort, USS Weiss (DE-719), which was converted during construction into the Crosley-class fast transport USS Weiss (APD-135).


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