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Fleming (DE-271) / HMS Garlies (K-475)

Class: Evarts (lend-lease)
Type: GMT (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, short hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1140 tons (light), 1430 tons (full)
Length: 283' 6" (wl), 289' 5" (oa)
Beam: 35' (extreme)
Draft: 11' (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 19 kts
Range: 4,150 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3-3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 4-20mm Mk 4 AA (varied by ship), 4 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 156
HMS Garlies (K.475) ex-Fleming (DE 271):
  • Contract Awarded, 25 January 1942
  • Named Fleming 23 February 1942
  • Keel Laid, 7 April 1943 at Boston Naval Shipyard, Boston MA
  • Launched, 19 May 1943
  • Allocated to the Royal Navy, 14 June 1943, as HMS Garlies (K.475)
  • Christened 13 September 1943; sponsored by Mrs. J. Andrew (Frances) Brown
  • Transferred to RN and commissioned as HMS Garlies (K.475) 13 September 1943, Lt. R.L. Capel, RNR, in command
  • Returned to USN at Chatham, England on 20 August 1945 and commissioned as USS Garlies (DE 271), Lt. B.H. Farwell, USNR, in command
  • Decommissioned at Philadelphia NSY on 10 October 1945
  • Stricken 1 November 1945
  • Sold to Thomas Harris Barker of New Jersey on 18 July 1947 for scrapping
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    Garlies 102k undated wartime image, their grandfather sailed on Garlies Richard & David Landys

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