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Gunboat Photo Archive
USS Fury (PG 69)
Fury call sign:
Nan - Fox - Charlie - Uncle
ex-HMS Larkspur (K 82)
Fury served the Navies of Great Britain and the United States.
British Flower Class Corvette/Temptress Class Patrol Gunboat:Laid down in 1941 as the "Flower Class" corvette HMS Larkspur (K 82) by Fleming and Ferguson, Paisley, ScotlandLaunched 5 September 1940Transferred to the U.S. Navy and commissioned USS Fury (PG-69), 17 March 1942 at Liverpool, EnglandDecommissioned 22 August 1945 at Harwich, England and returned to the Royal NavyStruck from the Naval Register 17 September 1945Sold in 1946 to Wheelock Marden and Co., Ltd., Hong Kong, BCC and renamed LarkslockScrapped at Hong Kong in February 1953.
Specifications:Displacement 1,375 t.Length 205' 2"Beam 33'Draft 14' 7"Speed 16.5 kts.Complement 87Armament: One 4"/50 gun mount, one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm gun mounts and two depth charge tracksPropulsion: Two 225psi Scotch boilers, one 2,750ihp Fleming and Ferguson engine, one shaft.
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||Original photo: c. 1942
Following transfer to the U.S. Navy
Replacement photo: Off Liverpool, England
Photo A 9554 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums by Lt. H. W. Tomlin, Royal Navy photographer
||23 March 1942
Off Liverpool, England
The Fury was the first British corvette to join the U. S. Navy
Imperial War Museum photo IWM (A 9555)
View the Fury (PG-69)
DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
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