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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) / HMS Drury (K.316) Building and Operational Data:
  • 12 February 1942: Keel laid by the Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • 24 July 1942: Launched
  • 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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    Andres 354k February 1942: Philadelphia, Pa. - Keels for the future USS Andres (DE 45) and HMS Drury (BDE 46) are forming on the shipways at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

    (Photo by George Strock, Life Magazine. To be used for educational and non-commercial purpose only.)
    John Chiquoine
    West Chester, Pa.
    Drury 134k 07 October 1943: Belfast, Ireland - Two views of HMS Drury (K316) seen across a Belfast channel while heavy harbor equipment offloads sub chaser USS SC718 from a liberty ship.

    (Photo #SC183766 and #SC202002 from the U.S. Army Signal Corps Photographs Collection)
    Drury 148k
    Drury 101k undated wartime image

    (Steve's Dad, Raymond Walters, served in her during WWII)
    Steve Walters

    Drury History
    View the USS Drury (DE 46) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

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

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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