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Herzog (DE 277)
HMS Gore (K.481)

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 Gore (K.481) ex-Herzog (DE 277):
  • 20 May 1943: Keel laid at the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
  • 08 July 1943: Launched
  • 14 October 1943: Transferred to RN and commissioned as HMS Gore (K.481)
  • 02 May 1946: Returned to USN custody
  • 19 November 1946: Sold for scrapping
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    HMS Gore 83k RN 'Captain' class frigate Gore operating inshore off the Devon Coast in August 1944. The U-boat war moved inshore in the last year of the war, and the crack support groups often found themselves in unfamiliar waters. [Ministry of Defence photo, from the book "Allied Escort Ships of World War II (A Complete Survey)", by Peter Elliott] (Photo FL.13520 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums) Edib Krlicbegovic,
    Bosnia - Hercegovina

    History of HMS Gore (K-481), ex-Herzog (DE-277)
    (No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)
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