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USS Woodrow R. Thompson (DD-721)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Woodrow R. Thompson.
Career
Name: USS Woodrow R. Thompson
Namesake: Woodrow R. Thompson (1919-1942), a United States Marine Corps Navy Cross recipient
Builder: Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Newark, New Jersey
Laid down: 1 August 1945
Launched: 16 March 1946
Sponsored by: Mrs. Robert L. Thompson
Completed: Never
Commissioned: Never
Struck: 2 November 1954
Fate: Sold incomplete for scrapping 29 August 1955
Notes: Construction suspended when 53.3% complete
General characteristics
Displacement: 3460 tons (Full)
Length: 390 ft 6 in (119 m) (overall)
Beam: 40 ft 10 in (12.5 m)
Draft: 14 ft 4 in (4.4 m)
Propulsion: 60,000 shp (45 MW);
geared turbines;
2 propellers
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h)
Range: 4,500 nmi. at 20 knots
(8,300 km at 37 km/h)
Complement: 336 officers and enlisted
Armament:   6 × 5 in.(127 mm)/38 guns,
12 × 40 mm AA guns,
11 × 20 mm AA guns,
10 × 21 in. torpedo tubes,
  6 × depth charge projectors,
  2 × depth charge tracks

USS Woodrow R. Thompson (DD-721) was a planned United States Navy Gearing-class destroyer laid down during World War II but never completed.

Woodrow R. Thompson was laid down on 1 August 1945 by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company at Newark, New Jersey. The end of World War II in August 1945 resulted in the termination of the contract for her construction on 12 December 1945. The award of the contract was reinstated in early 1946, and she was launched as planned on 16 March 1946, sponsored by Mrs. Robert L. Thompson, the mother of Sergeant Woodrow R. Thompson, a posthumous United States Marine Corps recipient of the Navy Cross.

Woodrow R. Thompson was delivered to the 3rd Naval District at New York City on 31 July 1946 when 53.3% complete for maintenance and preservation. Her name was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 2 November 1954, and she was sold incomplete for scrapping on 29 August 1955.

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