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Admiral D. W. Taylor

 

An authority on naval architecture and marine engineering who served as Chief of the Navy Department's Bureau of Construction and Repair from 1914 to 1922. See David W. Taylor (DD-551), Vol. II, page 244, for biographical information on Admiral Taylor.

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Admiral D. W. Taylor (AP-128)—projected as an Admiral W. S. Benson-class transport—was laid down on 28 August 1944 at Alameda, Calif., by the Bethlehem Alameda Shipyard, Inc., under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 686). However, her acquisition by the Navy was cancelled on 16 December 1944. Nevertheless, the ship was completed after the war; and she was operated by the American President Lines for the Maritime Commission as SS President Cleveland.