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Ebert (DE 74) / HMS Bentley (K.465)

Class: Buckley (lend-lease)
Type: TE (turbine-electric, long hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1,400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 13' 6" (draft limit)
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: 3-3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1-1.1"/75 Mk2 quad AA (4x1), 8-20mm Mk4 AA (varied by ship), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 , 4-Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2-Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 186
HMS Bentley (K.465) Building and Operational Data:
  • 26 April 1943: Keel laid by the Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Mass.
  • 27 May 1943: Assigned the name Ebert (DE 74)
  • 10 June 1943: Allocated to Great Britain under the Lend-Lease Program
  • 17 July 1943: Launched
  • 14 October 1943: Delivered to the Royal Navy, commissioned as HMS Bentley (K.465)
  • 05 November 1945: Returned to U.S. Navy custody at the New York Naval Shipyard
  • 15 December 1945: Struck from the NVR
  • 17 June 1947: Sold for scrapping to Mr. John J. Witte of Staten Island, New York
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    Bentley 134k A photo that was taken in Cardiff, Wales during Bentley's reconfiguration into a 'Director Ship' for the British Pacific Fleet. (David's Dad was in the wartime crew of Bentley) (photo credit: Mr. C. Dick) David Shale
    Bentley 118k undated wartime image
    Bentley 86k undated wartime image of Bentley (Photo by Wright & Logan) Tim Rizzuto
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    USS Slater (DE 765) Memorial

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