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Displacement 3460 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 390' 6"(oa) x 40' 10" x 14' 4" (Max)
Armament 6 x 5"/38AA (3x2), 12 x 40mm AA, 11 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.8 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 336.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco. April 3 1944.
Launched February 24 1947.
Incomplete Hulk was not commissioned and was berthed at Suisun Bay.
In May 1956 Seymour D. Owens was towed to Long Beach and Sections of her hull
were removed and used to repair DD-838 Ernest G. Small.
Fate Sold March 23 1959 to National Metal & Steel, Terminal Island, CA and broken up for scrap.

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Owens 131kSeymour Dunlop Owens, born in Peking, China, on 21 February 1910, was appointed Midshipman in June 1927 and commissioned Ensign on 4 June 1931. Prior to World War II, he served in Pennsylvania (Armored Cruiser No. 4), Ashville (PG-21), Cincinnati (CL-6), and Gilmer (DD-233). In 1941 and 1942, he served in Ludlow (DD-438) ; and, in October of the latter year, he became commanding officer of McCormick (DD-223). Appointed Commander on 1 November 1943, to rank from 1 November 1942, he became commanding officer of Norman Scott (DD-690) at her commissioning on 5 November 1943 and, in that ship, participated in the Marshalls and Marianas campaigns. During the latter, his ship escorted heavy bombardment ships and conducted fire support missions. On 24 July, while shelling Tinian in support of a feint landing south of the assault area, Comdr. Owens maneuvered his ship close in shore in the face of heavy fire from Japanese coastal guns to provide accurate and effective fire support for the boat waves. He continued that support until the ship was hit by enemy counter fire. Comdr. Owens and 21 others were killed; 50 were wounded. For his daring tactics and devotion to duty, Comdr. Owens was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.Wayne VanDerVoort/Bill Gonyo
Owens 65kAs she entered Long Beach Naval Shipyard after being towed from Suisun Bay December 13 1951. Photo USN15450.Daniel Dunham
Owens 145kSeymour D. Owens (DD-767) bow being removed January 22 1952. Photo USN15705.Daniel Dunham
Owens 137kNew bow being placed on the Ernest G. Small (DD-838) January 22 1952. Photo USN15706.Daniel Dunham
Owens 60kNew bow being placed on the Ernest G. Small (DD-838) January 22 1952. Photo USN15707.Daniel Dunham

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