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HMS Deane (K551)

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Class and type  Captain class frigate
Laid down  30 June 1943
Construction started  30 June 1943
Length  93 m
Name  HMS Deane
Commissioned  26 November 1943
Launched  29 September 1943
Draft  2.7 m
Out of service  Returned to US Navy on 4 March 1946
Fate  Sold for scrapping on 7 November 1946.
Builders  Bethlehem Steel, Massachusetts

HMS Deane was a Captain class frigate of the Buckley class of destroyer escort, originally commissioned to be built for the U.S. Navy. Before she was finished in 1943, she was transferred to the Royal Navy under the terms of Lend-Lease, and saw service during World War II.

She was built by Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. in Massachusetts, and was assigned with the pennant number DE-86 but was not named. She was launched on 29 September 1943 and was commissioned into the Royal Navy on 26 November of that year. She served for three years with the British, mainly in Home waters, and escorting Arctic convoys. She was also one of the ships tasked with escorting and overseeing the surrender of German U boats at the end of the war. She was returned to the US Navy on 4 March 1946, and then sold for scrapping on 7 November 1946.


HMS Deane (K551) Wikipedia

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