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DE-518
HMS Lawson (K-516)

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 15 July 1943
Launched 13 August 1943, Commissioned (USN) Never
To Britain as lend lease 9 November 1943
Returned (USN) 20 March 1946

Fate: Sold for scrapping 31 January 1947

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Lawson 58k a turbine-electric version of the 'Captain' class underway, date and place unknown
taken from Nelson to Vanguard: Warship Development 1932-1945, by David K Brown, RCNC
Robert Hirst

History of HMS Lawson (K-516), ex-DE-518
(No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Not Applicable To This Ship

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