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HMS Deane (K551)
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: Captain class frigate
Name: HMS Deane
Builder: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc., Massachusetts, USA
Laid down: 30 June 1943
Launched: 29 September 1943
Commissioned: 26 November 1943
Out of service: Returned to US Navy on 4 March 1946
Fate: Sold for scrapping on 7 November 1946.
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,400 tons
Length: 306 ft (93 m)
Beam: 36.75 ft (11.2 m)
Draught: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Propulsion: Two Foster-Wheeler Express "D"-type water-tube boilers
GE 13,500 shp (10,070 kW) steam turbines and generators (9,200 kW)
Electric motors for 12,000 shp (8,900 kW)
Two shafts
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h)
Range: 5,500 nautical miles (10,200 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 186
Sensors and
processing systems:
SA & SL type radars
Type 144 series Asdic
MF Direction Finding antenna
HF Direction Finding Type FH 4 antenna
Armament: 3 × 3 in (76 mm) /50 Mk.22 guns
1 x twin Bofors 40 mm mount Mk.I
7-16 x 20 mm Oerlikon guns
Mark 10 Hedgehog A/S projector
Depth charges
QF 2 pounder naval gun
Notes: Pennant number K551

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.


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