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DE 566
HMS Trollope (K.575)

Class: Buckley (lend-lease), Royal Navy - Captain Class
Type: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 13' 6" (max draft)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 4.940 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1-1.1"/75 Mk2 quad AA (4x1), 8-20mm Mk 4 AA (varied by ship), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10, 4 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 186
HMS Trollope (K.575) Building and Operational Data:
  • 29 September 1943: Keel laid by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Mass.
  • 20 November 1943: Launched
  • 10 January 1944: Transferred to Great Britain as Lend-Lease, commissioned as HMS Trollope (K.575)
  • 06 July 1944: Ran aground near Arromanches-les-Bains, France; assessed as a total constructive loss
  • 10 October 1944: Returned to the U.S. Navy custody
  • 13 November 1944: Struck from the NVR
  • 09 January 1947: Sold for scrapping to John Lee of Belfast on
  • 1951: Broken up for scrap in Scotland
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    DE 566 135k 26 May 1944: Portsmouth, England - Berthed along the southwest wall, (ship to right), Portsmouth Drydock, between HMS Lawford (K.514) and LST 302, in preparation for D-Day invasion. (photo #NMM N25507) Nick Tiberio
    DE 566 87k undated: A wartime photo of the Captain-class frigate HMS Trollope (K.575) underway at sea photographed from an aircraft based at Royal Naval Air Station HMS Osprey, Dunoon, Scotland. (Photo #A-25644 from the collections of the Imperial War Museum) Robert Hurst

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