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DE 517
HMS Louis (K.515)

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 Louis (K.515) Building and Operational Data:
  • 09 July 1943: Keel laid by the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
  • 13 August 1943: Launched
  • 09 November 1943: Transferred to Great Britain as Lend-Lease, commissioned as HMS Louis (K.515)
  • 20 March 1946: Returned to U.S. Navy custody at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • 17 June 1946: Sold to the State of Pennsylvania
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    HMS Louis 135k undated wartime image (Photo is imprinted R. Perkins, Pennyroyal, Brixham, Devon) Paul Silverstone
    HMS Louis 67k undated wartime image of Louis (Photo by Wright & Logan] Tim Rizzuto
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    HMS Louis 80k undated wartime image: Anchored together with HMS Statice (K.281). Statice, a Flower Class corvette was built to be transferred to the U.S. Navy as USS Vim (PG 99), but was retained by the Royal Navy. Nick Tiberio

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