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HMS Loring (DE-520 / K-565)

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 18 July 1943, Launched 30 August 1943
Commissioned (USN) Never
To Britain as lend lease 20 November 1943
Returned (USN) 7 January 1947

Fate: Sold for scrap 25 March 1947 to a Greek ship breaker

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HMS Loring 74k undated wartime image Glen Deasy
HMS Loring 91k crew photo in dress blues, Glen's Dad, PO Jack Deasy, served aboard Glen Deasy
HMS Loring 75k shipmates in tropical whites Glen Deasy
HMS Loring 30k two proud petty officers Glen Deasy
HMS Loring 70k the engineroom gang Glen Deasy
HMS Loring 76k crewmates showing off their muscles Glen Deasy
HMS Loring 51k Glen's Dad, PO Jack Deasy, in a lifejacket (he couldn't swim) Glen Deasy
HMS Loring 46k looking over Loring's side Glen Deasy

History of HMS Loring K-565, ex-DE-520
(No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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