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HMS Kilhampton (BEC 9)
ex-HMS Kilhampton (Z 09)
ex-PCE-835
ex-PC-835


PCE-835 was transferred to Great Britain.

PCE-827 Class Patrol Craft Escort:

  • Laid down 30 March 1943 as PC-835 by the Pullman Standard Car Co., Chicago, IL
  • Reclassified PCE-835 in April 1943
  • Launched 3 September 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britian 30 October 1943 and commissioned HMS Kilhampton (Z 09)
  • Reclassified BEC-9
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission for disposal in November 1946
  • Returned to U.S. Navy custody in December 1946
  • Sold to Greece in 1948 and renamed Georgios F
  • Scrapped in 1970.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 640 t.
  • Length 180' 6"
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 9' 8"
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 100
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, three 40mm mounts, five 20mm mounts, two depth charge tracks, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge projectors (hedgehogs)
  • Propulsion: Two 900bhp General Motors 12-567A diesel engines, Falk single reduction gear, two shafts.
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