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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, Staten Island. July 7 1945.
Cancelled Aug 11 1945.

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Owens 81kRobert A. Owens, born at Greenville, S.C., 13 September 1920, enlisted in the Marine Corps 10 February 1942. Trained at Parris Island, S.C., and New River, N.C., he served in the field from 17 September 1942, until his death on Bougainville, 1 November 1943. Sergeant Owens was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross for his action at Cape Torokina, where he charged a Japanese 75mm. regimental gun, which seriously threatened the success of the operations by sinking landing craft and inflicting numerous casualties on the troops. Entering the gun bunker through the fire port, he drove the guncrew out of the rear door before falling to their bullets. Photo from the USMC History Division.Bill Gonyo
Owens 36kKeel laying at Staten Island on July 7 1945.Ron Reeves

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