|Namesake||Rear Admiral Carl Theodore Vogelgesang (1869–1927), a U.S. Navy officer and Navy Cross recipient|
|Builder||Charleston Navy Yard|
|Fate||Construction contract cancelled 12 March 1944; scrapped incomplete|
|Class and type||Rudderow destroyer escort|
|Beam||36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)|
|Draft||9 ft 8 in (2.95 m)|
|Installed power||12,000 shaft horsepower (16 megawatts)|
|Propulsion||2 CE boilers, General Electric turbines with electric drive, 2 screws|
|Speed||24 knots (44.5 kilometers per hour)|
|Range||5,050 nautical miles (9,353 kilometers) at 12 knots (22.25 kilometers per hour)|
|Complement||12 officers, 192 enlisted men|
USS Vogelgesang (DE-284) was a proposed United States Navy Rudderow-class destroyer escort that was never completed.
Vogelgesang was laid down at the Charleston Navy Yard, sometime in 1943. The contract for her construction was cancelled on 12 March 1944 before she could be launched, and the incomplete ship was scrapped.
The name Vogelgesang was transferred to the destroyer USS Vogelgesang (DD-862).
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