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HMS Loring (DE 520 / K.565)

Class: Evarts (lend-lease)
Type: GMT (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, short hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1140 tons (light), 1430 tons (full)
Length: 283' 6" (wl), 289' 5" (oa)
Beam: 35' (extreme)
Draft: 11' (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 19 kts
Range: 4,150 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3-3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 4-20mm Mk 4 AA (varied by ship), 4 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 156
HMS Loring (K.565) Building and Operational Data:
  • 18 July 1943: Keel laid by the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
  • 30 August 1943: Launched
  • 20 November 1943: Transferred to the Royal Navy, commissioned as HMS Loring (K.565)
  • 07 January 1947: Returned to USN while still in England
  • 25 March 1947: Sold for scrap to a Greek shipbreaker
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    HMS Loring 80k 26 August 1944: the Royal Navy Captain-class frigate HMS Loring (K.565) underway, location unknown.

    (Photo #FL 14933 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums)
    Bob Hurst
    Worksop, Nottinghamshire,
    England, United Kingdom
    HMS Loring 74k undated wartime image Glen Deasy
    HMS Loring 91k crew photo in dress blues, Glen's Dad, PO Jack Deasy, served aboard
    HMS Loring 75k shipmates in tropical whites
    HMS Loring 30k two proud petty officers
    HMS Loring 70k the engineroom gang
    HMS Loring 76k crewmates showing off their muscles
    HMS Loring 51k Glen's Dad, PO Jack Deasy, in a lifejacket (he couldn't swim)
    HMS Loring 46k looking over Loring's side

    View the HMS Loring (K.565) (ex-DE 520), DANFS history entry
    located on the US Naval Historical Center web site.

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