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Lamons (DE 64)
HMS Duff (K.352)

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
Complement: 186
HMS Duff (K.352) Building and Operational Data:
  • 22 February 1943: Keel laid by the Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Mass.
  • 22 May 1943: Launched
  • 23 August 1943: Transferred to Great Britain under Lend-Lease, renamed HMS Duff (K.352)
  • 30 November 1944: Struck a mine off the Dutch coast, written off as a total loss
  • 17 September 1945: Struck from the NVR
  • .. May 1947: Hulk sold to Dutch shipbreaker, scrapped
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    USS Slater, Albany, N.Y.

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