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HMS Waldegrave (K.579)
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
HMS Waldegrave (K.579) Building and Operational Data:
16 October 1943: Keel laid by the Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Mass.
04 December 1943: Launched
25 January 1944: Transferred to Great Britain as Lend-Lease, commissioned as HMS Waldegrave (K.579)
03 December 1945: Returned to U.S. Navy custody
21 January 1946: Struck from the NVR
.. .... 1946: Sold for scrapping, three times; first to the Atlas Steel and Supply Co., Cleveland, Ohio; then to the Kulka Steel and Equipment Co., Alliance, Ohio
08 December 1946: Sold for the last time to the Bristol Engineering Co., Somerset, Mass.
.. June 1948: Scrapping completed
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||early 1945: Near Portsmouth, England (photo credit: Mr. P. Phelps)
View the HMS Waldegrave (K.579), ex-DE 570, DANFS history entry
located on the US Naval Historical Center web site.
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