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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: 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
Launched 8 July 1943, Commissioned (USN) Never
To Britain as lend lease 14 October 1943, Renamed HMS Gore
Returned (USN) 2 May 1946

Fate: Sold for scrapping 19 November 1946

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HMS Gore 86k 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] 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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