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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
Building and Operational Data:
  • Keel Laid, 26 April 1943 at Bethlehem Steel Hingham, Hingham MA
  • Launched, 17 July 1943
  • Transferred to RN and commissioned as HMS Bentley (K.465) 13 October 1943
  • Returned to USN on 5 November 1945
  • Stricken 9 June 1947
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    ex-Ebert 115k date unknown: The photo was taken in Cardiff, Wales during its reconfiguration into a 'Director Ship' for the British Pacific Fleet. (photo credit: Mr. C. Dick) Nick Tiberio
    Bentley 134k The original photo from which the above was published with. (David's Dad was in the wartime crew of Bentley) 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

    History of HMS Bentley (K-465), ex-Ebert (DE 74)
    (No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

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