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Seymour (DE-98)
HMS Seymour (K-563)

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 1 September 1943
Launched 1 November 1943, Commissioned (USN) Never
To Britain as lend lease 23 December 1943
Returned USN 5 January 1946, Stricken 25 February 1946
Seymour (BDE 98) Building and Operational Data:
  • 01 September 1943: Keel laid at Bethlehem Steel Hingham Yard, Hingham, Mass.
  • 01 November 1943: Launched
  • 23 December 1943: Commissioned into the Royal Navy, Lt. Cdr. P. King, RNVR in command
  • 05 January 1946: Returned to U.S. Naval custody
  • 15 February 1946: Struck from the NVR
  • Spring 1946: Scrapped at the Boston Navy Yard

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    Foss 107k 28 May 1946: Boston, Mass. - The former HMS Seymour (K-563)(ex-BDE 98) lies alongside an unidentified sister as both are being dismantled at the Boston Navy Yard, South Boston Annex in 1946. Dave Schroeder
    Milwaukee, Wis.
    John Chiquoine
    West Chester, Pa.

    History of HMS Seymour (K-563), ex-DE-98
    (No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

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