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Tisdale (DE-278)
HMS Keats (K-482)

Class: Evarts      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 5 June 1943
Launched 17 July 1943, Commissioned (USN) Never
To Britain as lend lease 19 October 1943, Renamed HMS Keats
Returned (USN) 27 February 1946

Fate Sold for scrapping 19 November 1946

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HMS Keats 89k USS Tisdale (DE-278) being launched at Boston Navy Yard, 5 June 1943. On commissioning she became HMS Keats. (Photo from the US Navy Collection, Boston Historical National Historical Park as printed in "The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War" by Donald Collingwood) Robert Hurst
HMS Keats 58k HMS Keats (ex-USS Tisdale DE-278) underway probably during her work up, date and location unknown. (Photo from Atlantic Escorts: Ships, Weapons & Tactics in World War Two, by David K. Brown)

History of HMS Keats (K-482), ex-Tisdale (DE-278)
(No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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