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Drury (BDE 46)
HMS Drury (K-316)

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
Drury (BDE 46) Building and Operational Data:
  • 12 February 1942: Keel laid by the Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • 24 July 1942: Launched and christened, sponsored by
  • 12 April 1943: Transferred to Great Britain under Lend-Lease, commissioned in the Royal Nay
  • 20 August 1945: Transferred back to the U.S. Navy at Chatham, England; commissioned, Lt. W. R. Herrick, Jr., USNR, in command
  • 22 October 1945: Decommissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • 16 November 1945: Struck from the NVR
  • June 46: Scrapped onsite at Philadelphia
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    Darby 101k undated wartime image (Steve's Dad, Raymond Walters, served in her during WWII) Steve Walters

    History of HMS Drury (K-316), ex-BDE 46
    (No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

    Drury's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 20 Aug. 1945 - 24 Sep. 1945Lcdr. Walter R. Herrick, Jr., USNR (Comm.)
    2.) 24 Sep. 1945 - 22 Oct. 1945Lt. Joseph R. Solomon, USNR (Decomm.)

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