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Redmill (DE 89)
HMS Redmill (K-554)

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 14 July 1943
Launched 2 October 1943, Commissioned (USN) Never
To Britain as lend lease 30 November 1943
Stricken 7 February 1947

Fate: Torpedoed by U-1105, 25 nm west of Mayo, 27 April 1945
written off as a total loss, hulk returned to USN 20 January 1947,
sold for scrap 4 February 1947

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HMS Redmill 97k undated wartime image of Fitzroy (Photo by Wright & Logan] Tim Rizzuto
Executive Director
USS Slater (DE 765) Memorial
HMS Redmill 96k 27 April 1945: 25 miles northwest of Blacksod Bay, Ireland - Redmill after being hit by an acoustic torpedo from U-1105. Rupert (K-561) is assisting Redmill. Interesting to note the depth charge racks lining the quarter decks on both ships. (photo credit: Mr. K.R. MacPherson) Nick Tiberio

History of HMS Redmill (K-554), ex-DE-89
(No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

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