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

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 23 June 1943
Launched 18 September 1943, Commissioned (USN) Never
To Britain as lend lease 20 November 1943, Returned 27 March 1946
Stricken 1 May 1946

Fate: Sold 4 November 1946 and broken up for scrap

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Curzon 76k undated wartime image Tony Hellard,
from his uncle,
Ted Drumgold
Curzon 43k crew photo celebrating the sinking of E-boat K-513
(info from Bernard Howard, crewmember)
Tony Hellard,
from his uncle,
Ted Drumgold
Curzon 97k the frigate HMS Curzon (ex-DE 84) tied-up to a buoy at Harwich, England, date unknown Robert Hurst
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

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

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Not Applicable To This Ship

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