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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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||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.)
||Painting by David Rowlands of HMS Burges (K347) (In honor of Sue's Dad, Reg Machin who served in her from 1944 to 1946)
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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