|HMS Inman (K571)|
HMS Inman off Greenock, Scotland, on 22 May 1944.
|Builder:||Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts|
|Laid down:||25 September 1943|
|Launched:||2 November 1943|
|Completed:||13 January 1944|
|Fate:||Transferred to United Kingdom 13 January 1944|
|Acquired:||Returned by United Kingdom 1 March 1946|
|Fate:||Sold November 1946 for scrapping|
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Class and type:||Captain class frigate|
|Name:||HMS Inman (K571)|
|Namesake:||Captain Henry Inman (1762-1809), British naval officer|
|Acquired:||13 January 1944|
|Commissioned:||13 January 1944|
|Fate:||Returned to United States 1 March 1946|
|Length:||289.5 ft (88.2 m)|
|Beam:||35 ft (11 m)|
|Draught:||9 ft (2.7 m)|
Four General Motors 278A 16-cylinder engines|
GE 7,040 bhp (5,250 kW) generators (4,800 kW)
GE electric motors for 6,000 shp (4,500 kW)
|Speed:||20 knots (37 km/h)|
|Range:||5,000 nautical miles (9,260 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)|
|Sensors and |
SA & SL type radars|
Type 144 series Asdic
MF Direction Finding antenna
HF Direction Finding Type FH 4 antenna
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 antisubmarine mortar
QF 2 pounder naval gun
|Notes:||Pennant number K571|
HMS Inman (K471) was a British Captain-class frigate of the Royal Navy in commission during World War II. Originally constructed as the United States Navy Evarts-class destroyer escort DE-526, she served in the Royal Navy from 1944 to 1945.
Construction and transfer
The ship was laid down as the unnamed U.S. Navy destroyer escort DE-526 by the Boston Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts, on 25 September 1943 and launched on 2 November 1943. The United States transferred her to the United Kingdom under Lend-Lease on 13 January 1944; she was the last of the 78 destroyer escorts the United States transferred to the United Kingdom.
The ship was commissioned into service in the Royal Navy as HMS Inman (K571) under the command of Lieutenant Commander Philip Sydney Evans, RN, on 13 January 1944 simultaneously with her transfer. She served on patrol and escort duty for the remainder of World War II and was decommissioned in 1945 after the conclusion of the war.
The Royal Navy returned Inman to the U.S. Navy on 1 March 1946.
The United States sold Inman in November 1946 to George H. Nutman, Inc., of Brooklyn, New York, for scrapping.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Navsource Online: Destroyer Escort Photo Archive DE-526 HMS Inman (K-571)
- uboat.net HMS Inman (K 571)
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