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DE 97 / HMS Stockham (K.562)

Class: Buckley (lend-lease)
Type: TE (turbine-electric, long hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1,400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 13' 6" (draft limit)
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: 3-3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1-1.1"/75 Mk2 quad AA (4x1), 8-20mm Mk4 AA (varied by ship), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 , 4-Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2-Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 186
Building and Operational Data:
  • Keel Laid, 25 August 1943 at Bethlehem Steel Hingham, Hingham MA
  • Launched, 31 October 1943
  • Transferred to RN and commissioned as HMS Stockham (K.562) 28 December 1943
  • Returned to USN at Philadelphis Naval Shipyard on 31 January 1946
  • Stricken 12 March 1946
  • Sold to the Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., she was scrapped there completing on 15 June 1948

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    HMS Stockham 67k 21 March 1944: Greenock, Scotland - HMS Stockham is shown at anchor . (Royal Navy photo #A 22515, by Lt. S. J. Beadell, Royal Navy photographer; from the collections of the Imperial War Museum) Robert Hurst

    View the HMS Stockham (K.562), ex-DE 97, DANFS history entry
    located on the US Naval Historical Center web site.

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