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Curzon (DE-84)
HMS Curzon (K-513)

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 Curzon (K.513) Building and Operational Data:
  • 23 June 1943: Keel laid by the Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Mass.
  • 18 September 1943: Launched
  • 20 November 1943: Transferred to Great Britain as Lend-Lease, commissioned as HMS Curzon,
  • 27 March 1946: Returned to U.S. Navy custody
  • 01 May 1946: Struck from the NVR
  • 04 November 1946: Sold for scrapping
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    Curzon 76k undated wartime image Tony Hellard
    from his uncle,
    Ted Drumgold
    Curzon 43k Crew photo celebrating the sinking of a German E-boat.

    (info from Bernard Howard, crewmember)
    Curzon 97k The frigate HMS Curzon (ex-DE 84) tied-up to a buoy at Harwich, England, date unknown. Bob Hurst
    Worksop, Nottinghamshire,
    England, United Kingdom
    Curzon 96k Port bow view of HMS Curzon (K-513), a British Captain's class frigate, sometime between November 1944 and June 1945 at sea.

    [Imperial War Museum Ministry, Admiralty Official Collection, Catalog No. (A 3020)]
    Mike Green
    Port Angeles, Wash.
    Curzon 43k Curzon in April 1945 after refit for the Far East. She has three extra single Oerlikons aft of the funnel, and two single Bofors in place of the Oerlikons forward of the bridge. The gunnery control tower has been added to the bridge, and she has her original twin Bofors.

    [Ministry of Defence photo, from the book "Allied Escort Ships of World War II (A Complete Survey)", by Peter Elliott]
    Edib Krlicbegovic
    Bosnia - Hercegovina
    Curzon 43k 08 November 1945: HMS Curzon (K.513) moored at a jetty.

    [Imperial War Museum Ministry of Defense Foxhill Collection of Ship Photographs, Photo No. IWM(FL 10832)]
    Mike Green
    Port Angeles, Wash.

    History of HMS Curzon (K-513), ex-DE 84
    (No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

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