Seymour D. Owens

(DD-767: dp. 2,425, l. 390'6", b. 40'10", dr. 18'6"; s. 35 k.; cpl. 336; a. 6 5", 16 40mm., 1 21" It., 2 dcp., 2 dct.; cl. Gearing)

DD-767, a Gearing-class destroyer, was laid down on 3 April 1944 by the Bethlehem Steel Co., San Francisco, Calif., and was assigned the name Seymour D. Owens on 8 January 1945. Since she was incomplete at the end of the war, further construction was canceled on 7 January 1946, and the incomplete ship was delivered to the Navy on 28 February 1947. Portions of her hull were used to repair Ernest G. Small (DD- 838). The remainder of her hull was then berthed with the Pacific Reserve Fleet where it remained until sold for scrapping to the National Metal and Steel Co., on 23 March 1959. The name Seymour D. Owens was struck from the Navy list on 9 June 1958.