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Reeves (DE 94)
HMS Cosby (K.559)

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 Cosby (K.559) Building and Operational Data:
  • 11 August 1943: Keel laid by the Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Mass.
  • 20 October 1943: Launched
  • 20 December 1943: Transferred to Great Britain as Lend-Lease, commissioned as HMS Cosby (K.559)
  • 04 March 1946: Returned to U.S. Navy custody
  • 13 November 1946: Struck from the NVR
  • 05 November 1946: Sold for scrapping
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    Reeves 107k February 1944: at sea - An overhead view of HMS Cosby (K 588) at sea. The ship is photographed from an aircraft based at Royal Air Station, HMS Osprey, Dunoon, Scotland. (Photo #FL8554 from the Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection) Bob Hurst
    Worksop, Nottinghamshire,
    England, United Kingdom
    Reeves 85k February 1944: at St. George's, Bermuda
    (Photo Credit, P.A. Vicary)
    Nick Tiberio
    Shelton, Conn.

    History of HMS Cosby (K.559), ex-Reeves DE 94
    (No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

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