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CLASS: BUCKLEY (lend-lease)
HMS Seymour (K-563)
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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||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.
West Chester, Pa.
History of HMS Seymour (K-563), ex-DE-98
(No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Not Applicable To This Ship
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