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DE 518
HMS Lawson (K.516)

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 Lawson (K.516) Building and Operational Data:
  • 09 July 1943: Keel laid by the Boston Navy Yard
  • 13 August 1943: Launched
  • 15 November 1943: Transferred to Great Britain as Lend-Lease, commissioned as HMS Lawson (K516)
  • 20 March 1946: Returned to U.S. Navy custody, Struck from the NVR
  • 31 January 1947: Sold for scrapping
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    Lawson 58k date and place unknown: A turbine-electric version of the 'Captain' class underway.

    (Source: Nelson to Vanguard: Warship Development 1932-1945 by David K Brown, RCNC)
    Bob Hurst
    Worksop, Nottinghamshire,
    England, United Kingdom
    Lawson 277k 15 June 1944: the North Atlantic - The Royal Navy frigate HMS Lawson (K 516), 15th Escort Group underway. Note extra depth charge racks, and a mix of RN and USN life rafts. The ship is in Western Approaches camouflage.

    (Source: Ministry of Defense photo)

    HMS Lawson History
    View the HMS Lawson (DE 518 / K-516) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

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