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Retalick (DE 90)
HMS Retalick (K-555)

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 21 July 1943
Launched 9 October 1943, Commissioned (USN) Never
To Britain as lend lease 8 December 1943
Returned USN 25 October 1945, Stricken 19 December 1945

Fate: Sold for scrapping 7 May 1946

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ex-Retalick 96k 9 October 1943: Hingham MA - Launch photo (photo #80-G-216402) Nick Tiberio
ex-Retalick 21k taken around D-Day, 6 June 1944 Kevin Collis

History of HMS Retalick (K-555), ex-DE 90
(No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Not Applicable To This Ship

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