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HMS Burges (K.347)

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 Burges (K.347) Building and Operational Data:
  • 08 December 1942: Keel laid by the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
  • 26 January 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by
  • 02 June 1943: Ttransferred to Great Britain under Lend-Lease, named HMS Burges (K.347)
  • 17 February 1945: Returned to U.S. Navy custody at the New York Navy Yard
  • 28 March 1946: Struck from the NVR, sold to George H. Nutman, Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • 31 July 1947: Scrapping completed
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    Burges 70k date / location unknown: censor mark is dated 20 November 1943 (My brother served in HMS Burges between 1 September 1943 and 8 June 1944, and I found this photo among the family collection.) Mick Easley
    Burges 97k Painting by David Rowlands of HMS Burges (K347) (In honor of Sue's Dad, Reg Machin who served in her from 1944 to 1946) Sue Northedge

    View the HMS Burges (K.347) (ex-DE 12), DANFS history entry
    located on the U.S. Naval Historical Center web site.

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