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Duffy (DE-268)
HMS Dacres (K-472)

CLASS: Evarts (lend-lease)
TYPE: GMT (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, short hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1,140 (std), 1,430 tons (full) Dimensions: 289' 5" (oa), 283' 6" (wl) x 35' 0" x 11' 0" (max)
Armament: 3-3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 4-20mm Mk 4 AA (varied by ship),
4 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Machinery: 4 GM Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 19 knots Range: 4,150 nm @ 12 knots Crew: 156

Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Boston Navy Yard on 7 April 1943
Launched 19 May 1943, Commissioned (USN) Never
To Britain as lend lease 28 August 1943, Renamed HMS Dacres
Returned (USN) 26 January 1946

Fate: Sold for scrapping 14 December 1946

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HMS Dacres 52k Dacres, one of three RN 'Captain' class frigates of the 'Evarts' type, converted as assault headquarters ships for the Normandy Invasion. Note Type 271 radar added on the bridge, with Type 244 on top, but the American SL radar retained. 13 single Oerlikons, a tall pole mast aft for extra communications, the after deckhouse extended, and a skimming dish fast motorboat on the port side handled by a torpedo davit. [Ministry of Defence photo, from the book "Allied Escort Ships of World War II (A Complete Survey)", by Peter Elliott] Nick Tiberio /
Edib Krlicbegovic

History of HMS Dacres (K-472), ex-Duffy (DE-268)
(No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

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