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Rowley (DE-95)
HMS Rowley (K-560)

CLASS: BUCKLEY (lend-lease)
TYPE: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1,400 tons (std) 1,740 tons (full) Dimensions: 306' (oa), 300' (wl) x 36' 9" x 13' 6" (max)
Armament: 3-3"/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
Machinery: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 knots Range: 4,940 nm @ 12 knots Crew: 186

Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Hingham, Hingham MA on 18 August 1943
Launched 30 October 1943, Commissioned (USN) Never
To Britain as lend lease 22 December 1943
Returned 12 November 1945, Stricken 08 January 1946

Fate: Sold for scrapping 14 June 1946

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Rowley 114k photo of HMS Rowley taken in 1943 Martin Keys
Rowley 119k same photo, cropped and retouched Martin Keys
Rowley 60k Martin's Dad, Able Seaman Jack Keys served in Rowley from 1943 to the War's end Martin Keys
Rowley 127k Faye's grandfather, Walter Edgar Nunn (right) alongside his brother Bill (left). Faye Wrigley

History of HMS Rowley (K-560), ex-DE-95
(No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Not Applicable To This Ship

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