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DE 2 / HMS Bazely (K.311)

Class: Evarts (lend-lease)
Type: GMT (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, short hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1140 tons (light), 1430 tons (full)
Length: 283' 6" (wl), 289' 5" (oa)
Beam: 35' (extreme)
Draft: 11' (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 19 kts
Range: 4,150 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3-3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 4-20mm Mk 4 AA (varied by ship), 4 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 156
HMS Bazely (DE-2):
  • 01 November 1941: Contract Awarded
  • 05 April 1942: Keel laid by the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
  • 27 June 1942: Launched
  • 18 February 1943: Christened, sponsored by Mrs. Eustace A. (Margaret Phoebe) Brock
  • 18 February 1943: Transferred to the Royal Navy, commissioned as HMS Bazely (K.311), Lcdr. Jeffry V. Brock, RCNVR, in command
  • 20 August 1945: Returned to USN at Chatham, England, commissioned as USS Bazely (DE 2), Lt. Lester H. Watson, USNR, in command
  • 22 October 1945: Decommissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • 16 November 1945: Struck from the NVR
  • 28 May 1946: Scrapped at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, scrapping completed on this date
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    Bazely 41k 18 March 1943: Boston Harbor - HMS Bazely (K.311) underway. (Boston Navy Yard Photo #1093-43, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. 10383) Stephen P. Carlson
    Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP
    Charlestown (Boston) Navy Yard
    HMS Bazely 46k undated wartime image Robert Hurst
    HMS Bazely 155k Two views of HMS Bazely and her crew taken while she was in her home port, Pollock Dock at Belfast. (Brian's Dad, Leading Supply Artificer Charles Cox served in Bazely for her entire war career. The Leading Supply Artificer was responsible for provisioning the ship.) Brian Cox
    HMS Bazely 369k
    HMS Bazely 69k undated wartime image of Bazeley (Photo by Wright & Logan] Tim Rizzuto
    Executive Director
    USS Slater (DE 765) Memorial

    View the HMS Bazely (K.311), ex-DE 2, DANFS history entry
    located on the U.S. Naval Historical Center web site.
    HMS Bazely's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 20 Aug. 1945 - 22 Oct. 1945Lcdr. Lester H. Watson (comm. / decomm.)

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