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HMS Lawford (K.514)

Class: Evarts (Lend-Lease) (Royal Navy Captain Class)
Type: GMT (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, short hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1,140 tons (light), 1,430 tons (full)
Length: 283' 6" (wl), 289' 5" (oa)
Beam: 35' 0" (extreme)
Draft: 11' 0" (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 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 4 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 183
HMS Lawford (K.514) Building and Operational Data:
  • 09 July 1943: Keel laid by the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
  • 13 August 1943: Launched
  • 03 November 1943: Transferred to Great Britain as lend lease, named Lawford K.514
  • 08 June 1944: Sunk by German aircraft off Juno Beach, Normandy, France
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    HMS Lawford 267k 13 February 1944: Liverpool, England - HMS Lawford (K.514) shown docked at Liverpool. In this picture Lawford has been converted to act as a headquarters ship during Operation Neptune. (Official Royal Navy photo. Photographer unknown. Photo #A 21817 from the collections of the Imperial War Museum) Nick Tiberio
    HMS Lawford 143k HMS Lawford (ex-DE-516) and HMS Trollope (ex-DE-566), and HM LST-302, in Portsmouth Dockyard on 26 May 1944. Lawford was sunk less than a fortnight later, on 8 June, and Trollope was torpedoed by an E-boat off Le Havre only a month after that. Both ships suffered heavy casualties. (Photo from the Imperial War Museum #N25517 as printed in "The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War" by Donald Collingwood) Robert Hurst

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