USS Hoel (DD-768)
|Namesake:||William R. Hoel|
|Builder:||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, San Francisco, California|
|Laid down:||21 April 1944|
|Struck:||13 September 1946|
|Class & type:||Gearing-class destroyer|
|Displacement:||3460 tons (Full)|
|Length:||390 ft 6 in (119 m) (overall)|
|Beam:||40 ft 10 in (12.5 m)|
|Draft:||14 ft 4 in (4.4 m)|
|Speed:||35 knots (65 km/h)|
|Complement:||336 officers and enlisted|
USS Hoel (DD-768) was a planned United States Navy Gearing-class destroyer laid down during World War II but never completed. The ship was to be named after William R. Hoel (1824-1879), a United States Navy officer Navy Cross recipient.
Hoel was laid down by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation at San Francisco, California on 21 April 1944. The end of World War II in August 1945 resulted in the termination of the contract for her construction on 13 September 1946. She was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register that day and scrapped on the building ways.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Naval History Photographic History of the United States Navy Destroyer Archive USS Hoel (DD-768)