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Rutherford (DE 93)
HMS Rutherford (K.558)
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
HMS Rutherford (K.558) Building and Operational Data:
04 August 1943: Keel laid by the Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Mass.
23 October 1943: Launched
16 December 1943: Transferred to Great Britain as Lend-Lease, commissioned as HMS Rutherford (K.558)
25 October 1945: Returned to U.S. Navy custody
19 December 1945: Struck from the NVR
May 1946: Sold for scrapping
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||undated: The Captain-class frigate HMS Rutherford (K.558) underway, location unknown. Photo taken by unknown Royal Navy official photographer. Photo # FL 18469 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.. (Royal Navy photo #FL 18469, photographer unknown; from the collections of the Imperial War Museums)
There is NO HMS Rutherford (K.558) (ex-DE 93) DANFS history entry
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