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USS Williams (DE-290)
Name: USS Williams
Namesake: Rear Admiral George Washington Williams (1869-1925), a U.S. Navy officer and Navy Cross recipient
Builder: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Massachusetts[1] or Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, South Carolina [2] (proposed)
Laid down: Never
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 12 March 1944
General characteristics
Class & type: Rudderow destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,450 tons (standard)
1,810 tons (full load(
Length: 306 ft (93 m) overall
300 ft (91 m) waterline
Beam: 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)
Draft: 9 ft 8 in (2.95 m)
Installed power: 12,000 shaft horsepower (16 megawatts)
Propulsion: 2 CE boilers, General Electric turbines with electric drive, 2 screws
Speed: 24 knots (44.5 kilometers per hour)
Range: 5,050 nautical miles (9,353 kilometers) at 12 knots (22.25 kilometers per hour)
Complement: 12 officers, 192 enlisted men
Armament: 2 x 5-inch 38-cal (127-millimeter) (2x1)
4 x 40-mm/70 (2x2)
10 x 20 mm (10x1)
3 x 21-inch torpedo tubes (1x3)
1 Hedgehog depth bomb thrower
8 depth charge projectors (8x1)
2 depth charge racks

USS Williams (DE-290) was a proposed United States Navy Rudderow-class destroyer escort that was never built.

Sources differ on Williams's planned builder; plans called for either Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard at Hingham, Massachusetts[3] or the Charleston Navy Yard at Charleston, South Carolina [4] to build her. The contract for her construction was cancelled on 12 March 1944 before construction could begin.

The name Williams was transferred to the destroyer escort USS Williams (DE-372).


  1. Per the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (at
  2. Per the NavSource Online (at
  3. Per the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (at
  4. Per the NavSource Online (at


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