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The John C. Butler-class destroyer escort originated during World War II. The lead ship was APNS John C. Butler, commissioned on March 31st 1944. Of the 293 ships originally planned, 179 were canceled in 1944 and a further four after being laid down; three were not completed until after the end of World War II.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Destroyer Escort
  • Service Period: 1944-1972
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 306 feet (93.27 meters)
    • Beam: 37 feet (11.28 meters)
    • Draft (Light): 9 feet 4 inches (2.85 meters)
    • Draft (Deep): 13 feet 4 inches (4.06 meters)
    • Displacement: 1,350 tons (Standard); 1,745 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 198 (15 officers and 183 enlisted)
  • Propulsion: 2 x boilers, 2 x geared steam turbines, 2 x shafts, 12,000 shp (8,900 kW)
  • Range: 6,000 nautical miles (11,112 kilometers) at 12 knots (22.22 km/h)
  • Speed: 24 knots (44.45 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • SA Air Search Radar
    • SU Surface Search Radar
    • Mk.51 Gun Fire Control System
    • Mk.52 Gun Fire Control System
    • QC Sonar
  • Armament:
    • 2 x 5"/38-caliber Mk.12 dual purpose naval guns (2x1)
    • 10 x Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns (1x4, 3x2)
    • 10 x Oerlikon 20mm anti-aircraft cannons (10x1)
    • 3 x 21" torpedo tubes
    • 2 x depth charge racks
    • 8 x depth charge projectors
    • 1 x Hedgehog ASW mortar

Unit RunEdit

  • APNS John C. Butler (DE-339)
  • APNS O'Flaherty (DE-340)
  • APNS Raymond (DE-341)
  • APNS Richard W. Suesens (DE-342)
  • APNS Abercrombie (DE-343)
  • APNS Oberrender (DE-344)
  • APNS Robert Brazier (DE-345)
  • APNS Edwin A. Howard (DE-346)
  • APNS Jesse Rutherford (DE-347)
  • APNS Key (DE-348)
  • APNS Gentry (DE-349)
  • APNS Traw (DE-350)
  • APNS Maurice J. Manuel (DE-351)
  • APNS Naifeh (DE-352)
  • APNS Doyle C. Barnes (DE-353)
  • APNS Kenneth M. Willett (DE-354)
  • APNS Jaccard (DE-355)
  • APNS Lloyd E. Acree (DE-356)
  • APNS George E. Davis (DE-357)
  • APNS Mack (DE-358)
  • APNS Woodson (DE-359)
  • APNS Johnnie Hutchins (DE-360)
  • APNS Walton (DE-361)
  • APNS Rolf (DE-362)
  • APNS Pratt (DE-363)
  • APNS Rombach (DE-364)
  • APNS McGinty (DE-365)
  • APNS Alvin C. Cockrell (DE-366)
  • APNS French (DE-367)
  • APNS Cecil J. Doyle (DE-368)
  • APNS Thaddeus Parker (DE-369)
  • APNS John L. Williamson (DE-370)
  • APNS Presley (DE-371)
  • APNS Williams (DE-372)
  • APNS William C. Lawe (DE-373)
  • APNS Lloyd Thomas (DE-374)
  • APNS Keppler (DE-375)
  • APNS Kleinsmith (DE-376)
  • APNS Henry W. Tucker (DE-377)
  • APNS Weiss (DE-378)
  • APNS Francovich (DE-379)
  • APNS Richard S. Bull (DE-402)
  • APNS Richard M. Rowell (DE-403)
  • APNS Eversole (DE-404)
  • APNS Denis (DE-405)
  • APNS Edmonds (DE-406)
  • APNS Shelton (DE-407)
  • APNS Straus (DE-408)
  • APNS La Prade (DE-409)
  • APNS Jack Miller (DE-410)
  • APNS Stafford (DE-411)
  • APNS Walter C. Wann (DE-412)
  • APNS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413)
  • APNS Le Ray Wilson (DE-414)
  • APNS Lawrence C. Taylor (DE-415)
  • APNS Melvin R. Newman (DE-416)
  • APNS Oliver Mitchell (DE-417)
  • APNS Tabberer (DE-418)
  • APNS Robert F. Keller (DE-419)
  • APNS Leland E. Thomas (DE-420)
  • APNS Chester T. O'Brian (DE-421)
  • APNS Douglas A. Monroe (DE-422)
  • APNS Dufilho (DE-423)
  • APNS Haas (DE-424)
  • APNS Corbeiser (DE-438)
  • APNS Conklin (DE-439)
  • APNS McCoy Reynolds (DE-440)
  • APNS William Seiverling (DE-441)
  • APNS Ulvert M. Moore (DE-442)
  • APNS Kendall C. Campbell (DE-443)
  • APNS Goss (DE-444)
  • APNS Grady (DE-445)
  • APNS Charles E. Brannon (DE-446)
  • APNS Albert T. Harris (DE-447)
  • APNS Cross (DE-448)
  • APNS Hanna (DE-449)
  • APNS Joseph E. Connally (DE-450)
  • APNS Woodrow R. Thompson (DE-451)
  • APNS Steinaker (DE-452)
  • APNS Gilligan (DE-507)
  • APNS Donaldson (DE-508)
  • APNS Formoe (DE-509)
  • APNS Heyliger (DE-510)
  • APNS Edward H. Allen (DE-531)
  • APNS Tweedy (DE-532)
  • APNS Howard F. Clark (DE-533)
  • APNS Silverstein (DE-534)
  • APNS Lewis (DE-535)
  • APNS Bivin (DE-536)
  • APNS Rizzi (DE-537)
  • APNS Osberg (DE-538)
  • APNS Wagner (DE-539)
  • APNS Vandivier (DE-540)
  • APNS Sheehan (DE-541)
  • APNS Oswald A. Powers (DE-542)
  • APNS Groves (DE-543)
  • APNS Alfred Wolf (DE-544)
  • APNS Harold J. Ellison (DE-545)
  • APNS Myles C. Fox (DE-546)
  • APNS Charles R. Ware (DE-547)
  • APNS Carpelloti (DE-548)
  • APNS Eugene A. Greene (DE-549)
  • APNS Gyatt (DE-550)
  • APNS Benner (DE-551)
  • APNS Kenneth D. Bailey (DE-552)
  • APNS Dennis J. Buckley (DE-553)
  • APNS Everett F. Larson (DE-554)
  • APNS Rogers Blood (DE-555)
  • APNS William R. Rush (DE-556)
  • APNS William M. Wood (DE-557)
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