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USS William M. Wood (DE-557)

For ships named USS Wood, see USS Wood.
For other ships of the same name, see USS William M. Wood.
Career
Name: USS William M. Wood
Namesake: William Maxwell Wood (1819-1880), a U.S. Navy officer and surgeon, first Surgeon General of the United States Navy and first Medical Director of the U.S. Navy
Builder: Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts (proposed)
Laid down: Never
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 10 June 1944
General characteristics
Class & type:
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

USS William M. Wood (DE-557) was a proposed World War II United States Navy John C. Butler-class destroyer escort that was never built.

William M. Wood was to have been built at the Boston Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts. Her construction contract was cancelled on 10 June 1944.

The name William M. Wood was reassigned to the destroyer USS William M. Wood (DD-715).

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