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Gunboat Photo Archive
USS Ready (PG 67)
ex-HMS Calendula (K 28)
Ready call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Baker - Peter
Ready served the Navies of Great Britain and the United States.
British Flower Class Corvette/Temptress Class Patrol Gunboat:Laid down 30 October 1939 as the "Flower Class" corvette HMS Calendula (K 28) by Harland and Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Northern IrelandLaunched in February 1940Transferred to the U.S. Navy and commissioned USS Ready (PG-67), 12 March 1942 at Tilburg, EnglandDecommissioned 20 August 1945 at Harwich, EnglandReturned to the Royal Navy 23 August 1945Struck from the Naval Register 17 September 1945Sold 22 July 1946 and renamed Viklkla CisernosRenamed Villa Bens in 1949Sold to the Spanish Government in 1963Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 1375 t.Length 205'Beam 33'Draft 14' 7"Speed 16.5 kts.Complement 90Armament: Two 3"/50 dual purpose mounts, two 20mm guns, two depth charge tracks, four depth charge projectors and one hedgehog depth charge projectorPropulsion: Two 3-drum express boilers, one 2,750ihp vertical triple expansion Harland and Wolff engine, one shaft.
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||"Escort Vessel (Corvette) - (Flower Class) - With Extended Forecastle, Increased Sheer, & Fuller Lines Fwd."
U.S. Navy preliminary design plan, copied from Smith Dock Co., Ltd., Drawing No. 232. This plan, dated April 1941, is for a modification of the British "Flower" class corvette. Scale of the original drawing is not given, but appears to be 1/16" = 1'.
The original plan is in the 1939-1944 "Spring Styles Book" held by the Naval Historical Center.
U.S. Navy photo S-511-30
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||9 July 1942
Off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia
Norfolk Navy Yard photos 3483(42) and 3483(42) from National Museum of the U.S. Navy
View the Ready (PG-67)
DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
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