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USS Oswald A. Powers (DE-542)

For the United States Navy officer and Navy Cross recipient, see Oswald A. Powers.

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USS Oswald A. Powers is launched at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, on 17 December 1943.

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USS Oswald A. Powers (DE-542) was a United States Navy John C. Butler-class destroyer escort launched during World War II but never completed.

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Mrs. Ella M. Powers christens USS Oswald A. Powers at Oswald A. Powers‍ '​s launching on 17 December 1943 at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts.
The name Oswald A. Powers was assigned to DE–542 on 28 September 1943. Oswald A. Powers was laid down at the Boston Navy Yard at Boston, Massachusetts, on 18 November 1943 and launched on 17 December 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Ella M. Powers, mother of Ensign Oswald A. Powers, the ship‍‍ '​‍s namesake.

Construction of Oswald A. Powers was suspended before she could be completed. On 30 August 1945, she was assigned to the Atlantic Inactive Fleet in an incomplete state. On 7 January 1946, the contract for her construction was cancelled, and the incomplete ship was sold on 17 June 1947[2] to the John J. Duane Company of Quincy, Massachusetts, for scrapping.

Notes

  1. ^ Per an updated entry on the ship in the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (at http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/o4/oswald_a_powers.htm); NavSource Online (at http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/542.htm) claims the sale date was 2 July 1946, and it is likely that this is a copy of an incorrect date from the ship‍ '​s Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships entry before the latter was updated.
  2. ^ Per an updated entry on the ship in the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (at http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/o4/oswald_a_powers.htm); NavSource Online (at http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/542.htm) claims the sale date was 2 July 1946, and it is likely that this is a copy of an incorrect date from the ship‍ '​s Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships entry before the latter was updated.

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