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Fitzroy (DE 88)
HMS Fitzroy (K.553)

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 Fitzroy (K.553) Building and Operational Data:
  • 24 August 1943: Keel laid by the Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Mass.
  • 01 September 1943: Launched
  • 16 October 1943: Transferred to Great Britain as Lend-Lease, commissioned as HMS Fitzroy (K.553)
  • 05 January 1946: Returned to U.S. Navy custody
  • 07 February 1946: Struck from the NVR
  • 23 May 1946: Sold for scrapping
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    HMS Fitzroy 57k undated wartime image David Girt
    HMS Fitzroy 76k undated wartime image of Fitzroy (Photo by Wright & Logan] Tim Rizzuto
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    USS Slater (DE 765) Memorial
    HMS Fitzroy 96k 25 April 1944: The Captain-class frigate HMS Fitzroy (K.553) underway. Photo taken by unknown Royal Navy official photographer. Photo # from the collections of the Imperial War Museum. (Royal Navy photo #FL 13142, photographer unknown; from the collections of the Imperial War Museums) Robert Hurst

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