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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
Complement: 186
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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    Duckworth 84k 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)
    Duckworth 93k at sea (Photo from the book "Warships of World War II", by H.T. Lenton & J.J. Colledge) Robert Hurst
    ***Berry / Duckworth*** 89k 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)

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