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Straub (DE 77)
HMS Braithwaite (K.468)

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 Braithwaite (K.468) Building and Operational Data:
  • 10 May 1943: Keel laid by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Mass.
  • 31 July 1943: Launched, redesignated for transfer to Great Britain, the name Straub reassigned to DE 181
  • 13 November 1943: Transferred to Great Britain as lend lease, renamed HMS Braithwaite
  • 13 November 1945: Returned U.S. Navy custody
  • 21 January 1946: Struck from the NVR
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    ex-Straub 69k date unknown: Off the northern Scottish coast (photo credit: Mr. K.R. Mac) Nick Tiberio
    ex-Straub 55k 20-21 February 1945: Londonderry, Northern Ireland - The Captain-class frigate HMS Braithewaite (K.468) coming into HMS Ferret, the Royal Navy base at Londonderry after a successful hunt during which time the 10th Escort Group accounted for two probable U-Boat sinkings and one possible. (Photo taken by Lt. C. H. Parnall, Royal Navy photographer, Photo #A 27395 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums) Robert Hurst

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