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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, Scotland
  • Launched 5 September 1940
  • Transferred to the U.S. Navy and commissioned USS Fury (PG-69), 17 March 1942 at Liverpool, England
  • Decommissioned 22 August 1945 at Harwich, England and returned to the Royal Navy
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 September 1945
  • Sold in 1946 to Wheelock Marden and Co., Ltd., Hong Kong, BCC and renamed Larkslock
  • Scrapped at Hong Kong in February 1953.


  • Displacement 1,375 t.
  • Length 205' 2"
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 14' 7"
  • Speed 16.5 kts.
  • Complement 87
  • Armament: One 4"/50 gun mount, one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm gun mounts and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 225psi Scotch boilers, one 2,750ihp Fleming and Ferguson engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Fury 47k . .
    Fury 44k 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
    Robert Hurst
    Fury 63k 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)
    Mike Green

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