USS Gaynier

Name: USS Gaynier
Namesake: Ensign Oswald J. Gaynier, (1915-1942), U.S. Navy officer and Navy Cross recipient
Builder: Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, California
Laid down: 4 August 1943
Launched: 30 January 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Ireta Gaynier
Completed: Never
Fate: Construction suspended 6 June 1944 and cancelled 1 September 1944; scrapped incomplete
General characteristics
Class & type:
Displacement: 1,240 tons
Length: 306 ft (93 m)
Beam: 36 ft 8 in (11.18 m)
Draft: 8 ft 9 in (2.67 m)
Speed: 21 knots
Complement: 186
Armament:   3 × 3 in (76 mm)/50 guns (3×1)
• 2 × 40 mm AA guns (1x2)
• 8 × 20 mm AA guns (8×1)
• 3 × 21 in. torpedo tubes (1×3)
• 8 × depth charge projectors
• 1 × depth charge projector (hedgehog)
• 2 x depth charge tracks

USS Gaynier (DE-751) was a United States Navy proposed during World War II but never completed.

DE-751 was laid down by the Western Pipe and Steel Company at San Pedro, California, on 4 August 1943 and named USS Gaynier (DE-751) on 3 September 1943. She was launched on 30 January 1944, sponsored by Mrs. Ireta Gaynier, the widow of the ship's namesake, Ensign Oswald J. Gaynier.

Before Gaynier could be completed, her construction was suspended on 6 June 1944 and cancelled on 1 September 1944. The incomplete ship was scrapped.


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