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Cotton (DE 81)
HMS Cotton (K-510)

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), 8-20mm 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 2 June 1943
Launched 21 August 1943, Commissioned (USN) Never
To Britain as lend lease 8 November 1943
Returned USN 5 November 1945, Stricken 3 January 1946

Fate: Sold for scrapping, date unknown

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ex-Cotton 65k 28 April 1945: At Vaenga Bay, Kola Inlet, USSR (photo credit: Mr. S.J. Ballard) Nick Tiberio

History of HMS Cotton (K-510), ex-DE 81
(No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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