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USS Sheehan (DE 541)

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Name  USS Sheehan
Sponsored by  Mrs. Catherine Sheehan
Commissioned  Never
Launched  17 December 1943
Laid down  8 November 1943
Completed  Never
Construction started  8 November 1943
Builder  Boston Navy Yard
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Namesake  Chief Quartermaster John Francis Sheehan (1910-1942), killed in action aboard fast transport USS Gregory (APD-3)

USS Sheehan (DE-541) was a United States Navy John C. Butler-class destroyer escort launched during World War II but never completed.

Sheehan was laid down at Boston Navy Yard at Boston, Massachusetts, on 8 November 1943 and launched on 17 December 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Catherine Sheehan, mother of Chief Quartermaster John Francis Sheehan, the ship's namesake.

Construction of Sheehan 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 2 July 1946 to the John J. Duane Company of Quincy, Massachusetts, for scrapping.

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USS Sheehan (DE-541) Wikipedia


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