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DE 523
HMS Manners (K.568)

Class: Evarts (lend-lease)
Type: GMT (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, short hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1140 tons (light), 1430 tons (full)
Length: 283' 6" (wl), 289' 5" (oa)
Beam: 35' (extreme)
Draft: 11' (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), 4-20mm Mk 4 AA (varied by ship), 4 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 156
Building and Operational Data:
  • 07 August 1942: Contract Awarded
  • 14 August 1943: Keel laid by the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
  • 24 September 1943: Launched, christened by Sara Fischer, wife of Captain Hugo Fischer (superintendent of the Boston Navy Yard)
  • 16 December 1943: Transferred to the Royal Navy under Lend/Lease, commissioned as HMS Manners (K.568), Lcdr. Denis Jermain, RN, in command
  • 26 January 1945: While attacking U-1051 in the Irish Sea, 20nm west of the Isle of Man, an acoustic torpedo exploded near her propellers, blowing off her stern
  • 27 January 1945: Towed to Barrow-in-Furness, England; decommissioned
  • 08 November 1945: Returned to U.S. Navy custody in England
  • 19 December 1945: Struck from the NVR
  • 03 December 1946: Sold for scrapping to Athens Piraeus Electricity Co., Ltd, Athens, Greece
  • 07 January 1947: Delivered to seller
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    Manners 47k 24 September 1943: Boston Naval Shipyard - Lt. Denis Jermain, RN, looks on as Mrs. Sara Fischer christens the future HMS Manners.
    (Photo: Ldg Telegraphist A. Russell Stewart)
    Tim Rizzuto
    Ship's Superintendent
    DE Historical Museum
    USS Slater at Albany, N.Y.
    Manners 190k undated: the Great Sound, Bermuda - HMS Manners at anchor in Grassy Bay, near the Royal Navy Dockyard on Ireland Island.
    (Photo: Ministry of Defense)
    Manners 163k undated: Crewmembers pose for a sunny photo on the ship's quarterdeck.
    (Photo: Sub. Lt. David Gibson, RNVR)
    Manners 148k undated: HMS Manners at anchor, awaiting her next convoy at Larne.
    (Photo: Sub. Lt. David Gibson, RNVR)
    Manners 126k undated: the North Atlantic - Commanding Office Denis Jermaine sits on the port bridge wing awaiting the next thing to happen.
    (Photo: Sub. Lt. David Gibson, RNVR)
    Manners 150k undated: the damaged stern of Manners as she sits in the outer harbor at Barrow-in-Furness.
    (Photo: Sub. Lt. David Gibson, RNVR)
    Manners 142k Above photos were all copied from: "Battle in the Irish Sea, the Life and Death of HMS Manners" by the Reverend Sir David Gibson

    History of HMS Manners (K.568), ex-DE-523
    View the HMS Manners (K.568), ex-(DE 523) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
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