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DE 521 / HMS Hoste (K.566)

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 Hoste (K.566) ex-DE 521:
  • Contract Awarded, 7 August 1942
  • Keel Laid, 14 August 1943 at Boston Naval Shipyard, Boston MA
  • Launched, 24 September 1943
  • Allocated to the Royal Navy, 19 October 1943, as Mitchell (K.566)
  • Renamed Hoste (K.566), 5 November 1943
  • Christened 3 December 1943, sponsored by Mrs. D.W. Mitchell
  • Transferred to RN and commissioned as HMS Hoste (K.566) 3 December 1943
  • Returned to USN at Harwich, England on 22 August 1945 and commissioned as USS Hoste (DE 521), Lt. G.C. Helm, Jr. in command
  • Decommissioned at Philadelphia NSY on 23 October 1945
  • Stricken 16 November 1945
  • Scrapped at Philadelphia NSY, completed on 7 May 1946
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    Hoste 41k painting of Hoste by her CO, Lcdr. Frank "Raffles" Greenaway Jeremy Greenaway

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