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Gary (DE 61) / HMS Duckworth (K.351)
Class: Buckley (lend-lease), Royal Navy - Captain Class
Type: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 13' 6" (max draft)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 4.940 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1-1.1"/75 Mk2 quad AA (4x1), 8-20mm Mk 4 AA (varied by ship), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10, 4 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
HMS Duckworth (K.351) Building and Operational Data:
16 January 1943: Keel laid by the Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Mass.
01 May 1943: Launched
04 August 1943: Transferred to Great Britain as lend lease, renamed HMS Duckworth (K.351)
17 December 1945: Returned to U.S. Navy custody
21 January 1946: Struck from the NVR
29 May 1946: Sold for scrapping to the Northern Metals Co., Philadelphia, Pa.
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||11 April 1945: Belfast, Northern Ireland - HMS Duckworth, Senior officer's ship of the 3rd Escort Group at Belfast flying her Jolly Roger signalling succesful sinking of U-Boats. (Photo A. 28186 by Lt. C. H. Parnall, Royal Navy photographer. Photo from the collections of the Imperial War Museums)
||Geoffrey Canning (Seaman RN)
||at sea (Photo from the book "Warships of World War II", by H.T. Lenton & J.J. Colledge)
||undated wartime image: HMS Berry (ex-DE 3), HMS Duckworth (K.351, ex-DE 61) and HMS Essington (K.353, ex-DE 67), tied up to a mooring buoy in Plymouth harbour after returning from convoy escort duty. (Imperial War Museum photo #A023465, from the book "U-boats vs Destroyer Escorts", by Gordon Williamson)
View the HMS Duckworth (K.351) (ex-Gary DE 61) DANFS history entry
located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
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