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DE-522
HMS MOORSOM (K.567)


Specifications:
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 Moorsom (K.567) Building and Operational Data:
  • 14 August 1943: Keel laid by the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
  • 24 September 1943: Launched
  • 10 December 1943: Transferred to Great Britain as lend lease, commissioned in the Royal Navy the same day as Moorsom (K-567)
  • 25 October 1945: Decommissioned from the Royal Navy at the New York Navy Yard, reverted to U.S. Navy custody
  • 05 December 1945: Struck from the NVR
  • .. July 1946: Sold for scrapping
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    Moorsom 19k Moorsom astern of Capel, undated John Vandereerden
    Moorsom 103k An undated aerial view of the Captain-class frigate HMS Moorsom (K-567) underway at sea. (Official Royal Navy photo, photographer unknown, photo #A 25520 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums Robert Hurst

    View the HMS Moorsom (K.567), ex-DE 522, DANFS history entry
    located on the US Naval Historical Center web site.
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