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HMS Blackwood (K.313)

Class: Evarts (Lend-Lease) (Royal Navy Captain Class)
Type: GMT (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, short hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1,140 tons (light), 1,430 tons (full)
Length: 283' 6" (wl), 289' 5" (oa)
Beam: 35' 0" (extreme)
Draft: 11' 0" (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 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 4 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 183
HMS Blackwood (K.313) Building and Operational Data:
  • 01 November 1941: Contract awarded
  • 22 September 1942: Keel laid by the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
  • 23 November 194: Launched
  • 27 March 1943: Transferred to Great Britain as Lend-Lease, named HMS Blackwood (K.313)
  • 15 June 1944: Torpedoed by U-764 south of Portland Bill, England
  • 16 June 1944: Foundered while under tow and sank
  • 13 November 1944: Struck from the NVR
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