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Liddle (DE 76)
HMS Bligh (K-467)

CLASS: BUCKLEY (lend-lease)
TYPE: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1,400 tons (std) 1,740 tons (full) Dimensions: 306' (oa), 300' (wl) x 36' 9" x 13' 6" (max)
Armament: 3-3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1-1.1"/75 Mk2 quad AA (4x1), 8-20 mm Mk 4 AA (varied by ship),
1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 , 4-Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2-Mk9 depth charge tracks
Machinery: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 knots Range: 4,940 nm @ 12 knots Crew: 186

Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Hingham, Hingham MA on 10 May 1943
Launched 31 July 1943, Commissioned (USN) Never
To Britain as lend lease 22 October 1943, Renamed HMS Bligh
Returned USN 12 November 1945, Stricken 17 April 1946

Fate: Sold for scrapping 13 June 1946

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HMS Bligh 134k 1943: off Bermuda Nick Tiberio
HMS Bligh 78k undated wartime image of Bligh (Photo by Wright & Logan] Tim Rizzuto
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USS Slater (DE 765) Memorial

History of HMS Bligh (K-467), ex-Liddle (DE 76)
(No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

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