USS Alfred Wolf

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Diagram of US Navy WWII destroyer escort.png
Diagram showing a US Navy escort destroyer ("DE"). The type shown is a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort, which Alfred Wolf would have been part of.
United States
Name: Alfred Wolf
Namesake: Seaman First Class Alfred Wolf (1923-1943)
Builder: Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts
Laid down: 9 December 1943
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 5 September 1944
Status: Hulk was broken up on the building ways
Notes: Construction suspended 10 June 1944
General characteristics (as planned)
Class and type: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort
  • 1,350 long tons (1,370 t) (light)
  • 1,745 long tons (1,773 t) (full load)
  • 306 ft (93 m) oa
  • 300 ft (91 m) w/l
Beam: 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)
Draft: 11 ft (3.4 m)
Installed power:
Speed: 24 kn (44 km/h; 28 mph)
Range: 6,000 nmi (11,000 km; 6,900 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 14 officers, 201 enlisted

USS Alfred Wolf (DE-544) was a proposed World War II United States Navy John C. Butler-class destroyer escort that was cancelled before completion. She was named after Alfred Wolf, a U.S. Navy sailor killed during World War II.

The name Alfred Wolf was assigned to the ship on 26 October 1943. Her keel was laid at the Boston Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts, on 9 December 1943.[1]

Due to changes in World War II ship construction priorities, the construction of Alfred Wolf was suspended on 10 June 1944, and cancelled altogether on 5 September 1944. Subsequently, the incomplete ship was scrapped on the building ways.[1]



Online sources
  • "Alfred Wolf". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History and Heritage Command. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2015. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.