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Cubitt (DE-83)
HMS Cubitt (K-512)

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 9 June 1943
Launched 11 September 1943, Commissioned (USN) Never
To Britain as lend lease 17 November 1943
Returned USN, 4 March 1946, Stricken 12 April 1946

Fate: Sold 7 March 1947 and broken up for scrap

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Cubitt 46k undated wartime image Doug Phillips
Cubitt 70k undated wartime image of Cubitt (Photo by Wright & Logan] Tim Rizzuto
Executive Director
USS Slater (DE 765) Memorial
Cubitt 90k August 1945: HMS Cubitt (DE-83) at Harwich, England. In March she had been refitted at Tilbury. Note shields have been fitted to her 3"/50 guns and her two forward 20 mm Oerlikons have been replaced by two single 40 mm Bofors guns. (Photo from the authors collection) (Photo from "The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War" by Donald Collingwood) Robert Hurst

History of HMS Cubitt (K-512), ex-DE-83
(No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

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