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HMS Inman (K571)
HMS Inman (K571)
HMS Inman off Greenock, Scotland, on 22 May 1944.
Name: unnamed (DE-526)
Builder: Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts
Laid down: 25 September 1943[1]
Launched: 2 November 1943
Completed: 13 January 1944
Commissioned: never
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) Royal Navy Ensign
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[2]
Decommissioned: 1945[3]
Fate: Returned to United States 1 March 1946
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,140 tons
Length: 289.5 ft (88.2 m)
Beam: 35 ft (11 m)
Draught: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Propulsion: 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)
Two shafts
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h)
Range: 5,000 nautical miles (9,260 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 156
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 antisubmarine mortar
Depth charges
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.[1] 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.

Service history

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[2] 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.[3]

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.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Navsource Online: Destroyer Escort Photo Archive DE-526 HMS Inman (K-571)
  2. 2.0 2.1 HMS Inman (K 571)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Per HMS Inman (K 571), Inman was not on the Royal Navy's October 1945 active list, strongly implying that she was decommissioned earlier that year.

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