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USS Groves (DE-543)

Name: USS Groves
Namesake: Ensign Stephen W. Groves (1917-1942), U.S. Navy officer and Navy Cross recipient
Builder: Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: Never
Commissioned: Never
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 5 September 1944
Scrapped incomplete
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
For the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Stephen W. Groves, see USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG-29).

USS Groves (DE-543) was a proposed World War II United States Navy John C. Butler-class destroyer escort that was never completed.

Groves was laid down at the Boston Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts. Her construction was cancelled on 5 September 1944 before she could be launched. The incomplete ship was scrapped.


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