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Rupert (DE-96)
HMS Rupert (K-561)

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 25 August 1943
Launched 31 October 1943, Commissioned (USN) Never
To Britain as lend lease 24 December 1943
Returned USN 20 March 1946, Stricken 17 April 1946

Fate: Sold for scrapping 17 June 1946

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Rupert 272k Bethlehem Steel Yard, Hingham MA, 10/43
Photo #IWM-HU16305
Nick Tiberio
Rupert 56k a turbine-electric version of the 'Captain' class underway, date and place unknown
taken from Nelson to Vanguard: Warship Development 1932-1945, by David K Brown, RCNC
Robert Hirst

History of HMS Rupert (K-561), ex-DE-96
(No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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