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HMS Inman (K.571)

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 Inman (K.571) Building and Operational Data:
  • 25 September 1943: Keel laid by the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
  • 02 November 1943: Launched
  • 13 January 1944: Transferred to Great Britain as lend lease, named Inman K.571
  • 01 March 1946: Returned to U.S. Navy custody
  • .. November 1946: Sold for scrapping to G.H. Nutman, Brooklyn, N.Y.
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    HMS Inman 57k undated wartime image Jim Bryce
    HMS Inman 65k HMS Inman (ex-DE-526) at anchor, date and location unknown. The last DE to be handed over to the Royal Navy. She served in a mixed escort Group (B1). (Photo from the Imperial War Museum #A23706 as printed in "The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War" by Donald Collingwood) Robert Hurst
    HMS Inman 51k 22 May 1944: The Captain-class frigate HMS Inman (K.571) underway off Greenock, Scotland. (Photo taken by Lt. S. J. Beadsell, Royal Navy photographer, photo # A-23707 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums

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