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O'Toole (DE 274)
HMS Gardiner (K-478)

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 20 May 1943 as O'Toole
Launched 8 July 1943, Commissioned (USN) Never
To Britain as lend lease 28 September 1943, Renamed HMS Gardiner
Returned to the U.S. Navy at the Boston Navy Yard 12 February 1946

Fate: Sold for scrapping 12 December 1946 to the Atlas Steel & Supply Co.; resold to the Kulky Steel and Equipment Co., Alliance, Ohio in 1947

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HMS Gardiner 81k undated wartime image of Gardiner (Photo by Wright & Logan] Tim Rizzuto
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USS Slater (DE 765) Memorial

History of HMS Gardiner (K-478), ex-O'Tool (DE 274)
(No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

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