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Marocain (DE-109)
M.N. Marocain (F-5)

Class: Cannon
Type: DET (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, long hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1240 tons (light), 1620 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 10,800 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 201
FN Marocain (DE 109 / F-5) Building and Operational Data:
  • 07 September 1943: Keel laid by the Dravo Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, Del.
  • 01 January 1944: Launched
  • 29 February 1944: Completed and transferred to France
  • 14 May 1952: Struck from the NVR
  • .. May 1964: Struck from the French Navy, broken up for scrap
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    Marocain 154k An artist's print of DE 109 that was given to my grandfather Melvin "Buck" Sanner, who was foreman of the hull division at Dravo shipbuilding in Wilmington DE (mostly built landing craft). It hung in my grandparent's hallway when I was a boy and I always thought it was very cool. It now hangs in my home office. Keith Boyce
    Marocain 166k undated postwar image Louis Le Coent
    Vannes, France

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