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USS Curtis W. Howard (DE-752)
Name: USS Curtis W. Howard
Namesake: Lieutenant, junior grade, Curtis W. Howard, (1917-1942), U.S. Navy officer and Navy Cross recipient
Builder: Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro, California
Laid down: 18 August 1943
Launched: 26 March 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Prudence W. Wohleb
Completed: Never
Fate: Construction suspended 6 June 1944 and cancelled 1 September 1944; scrapped incomplete
General characteristics
Class & type: Cannon-class destroyer escort
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

USS Curtis W. Howard (DE-752) was a United States Navy Cannon-class destroyer escort proposed during World War II but never completed.

DE-752 was laid down by the Western Pipe and Steel Company at San Pedro, California, on 18 August 1943 and named USS Curtis W. Howard (DE-752) on 3 September 1943. She was launched on 26 March 1944, sponsored by Mrs. Prudence W. Wohleb, the mother of the ship's namesake, Lieutenant, junior grade, Curtis W. Howard.

Before Curtis W. Howard 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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