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Riou (DE 92)
HMS Riou (K.557)

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 Riou (K.557) Building and Operational Data:
  • 04 August 1943: Keel laid by the Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Mass.
  • 23 October 1943: Launched
  • 14 December 1943: Transferred to Great Britain as Lend-Lease, commissioned as HMS Riou (K.557)
  • 25 February 1946: Returned to U.S. Navy custody
  • 28 March 1946: Struck from the NVR
  • 21 April 1947: Sold for scrapping
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    Riou 62k 22 May 1944: The Captain-class frigate HMS Riou (K.557), at anchor off Greenock, Scotland.
    (Royal Navy photo #A 23703, taken by Lt. S. J. Beadell, Royal Navy photographer; from the collections of the Imperial War Museums)
    Jim Bryce /
    Robert Hurst
    Riou 61k 22 May 1944: HMS Riou (K.557) anchored at Greenock, Scotland.
    (Royal Navy photo #A 23704, taken by Lt. S. J. Beadell, Royal Navy photographer; from the collections of the Imperial War Museums)
    Mike Green
    Port Angeles, Wash.

    There is NO HMS Riou (K.557) (ex-BDE 92) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
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