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USS Watson (DD-482)
Career (United States)
Name: USS Watson
Namesake: Rear Admiral John Crittenden Watson (1842-1923)
Builder: Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Kearny, New Jersey (proposed)
Laid down: Never
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 7 January 1946
General characteristics
Class & type: Fletcher-class destroyer
Displacement: 2,325 tons (standard
2,924 tons (full load)
Length: 369 ft 1 in (112.50 m) waterline
376 ft 5 in (114.73 m) overall
Beam: 39 ft 7 in (12.07 m)
Draft: 13 ft 9 in (4.19 m) (full load)
Propulsion: Experimental diesel system, 2 shafts
Complement: 70
Armament: 5 x 5-inch (127-millimeter) 38-caliber guns
1 x quad 1.1-inch (28-millimeter) machine gun mount
4 x 20-millimeter guns
10 x 21-inch (533-millimeter) torpedo tubes
Armor: Side 0.75 inch (19 millimeter)
deck over machinery 0.5 inch (12.7 millimeter)

USS Watson (DD-482) was a United States Navy destroyer which was never laid down, her construction contract being cancelled in 1946.

Watson was planned as a modified Fletcher-class destroyer to be built by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company at Kearny, New Jersey. She was to be powered by an experimental diesel propulsion system. However, due to more pressing World War II destroyer construction programs, Watson was never laid down, and her construction contract was cancelled on 7 January 1946.


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