|HMS Loring (K565)|
HMS Loring on 26 August 1944.
|Builder:||Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts|
|Laid down:||18 July 1943|
|Launched:||30 August 1943|
|Fate:||Transferred to United Kingdom November 1943|
|Acquired:||Returned by United Kingdom 7 January 1947|
|Fate:||Sold 25 March 1947 for scrapping|
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Class and type:||Captain class frigate|
|Name:||HMS Lawson (K516)|
|Namesake:||Admiral Sir John Wentworth Loring (c. 1775-1852), British naval officer who was commanding officer of HMS Niobe from 1805 to 1813|
|Fate:||Returned to United States 7 January 1947|
|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 K565|
HMS Loring (K565) 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-520, she served in the Royal Navy from 1943 to 1945.
Construction and transferEdit
The ship was laid down by the Boston Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts, on 18 July 1943 as the unnamed U.S. Navy destroyer escort DE-520 and launched on 30 August 1943. The United States transferred the ship to the United Kingdom under Lend-Lease upon completion sometime in November 1943; sources vary on the exact date.
The ship was commissioned into service in the Royal Navy as HMS Loring (K565) under the command of Lieutenant Anthony d'Evelyn Trevor Sangster, RN, in November 1943 simultaneously with her transfer. She served on patrol and escort duty in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean for the remainder of World War II.
The Royal Navy decommissioned Loring in 1945 after the conclusion of the war and returned her to the U.S. Navy while the ship was still in the United Kingdom on 7 January 1947.
The United States sold Loring on 25 March 1947 to a Greek shipbreaking firm 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 HMS Loring (DE-520/K-565)
- uboat.net HMS Loring (K 565)
- Captain Class Frigate Association HMS Loring K565 (DE 520)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Per Navsource Online: Destroyer Escort Photo Archive HMS Loring (DE-520 / K-565), the ship was launched on 30 August 1943. The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Loring article claims a launch date of 30 July 1943, but this date, only 12 days after the 18 July 1943 keel-laying, is not credible as a launch date and probably represents a typographical or clerical error.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Sources contradict one another on the date of transfer other than to agree it happened sometime in November 1943. The uboat.net HMS Loring (K 565) page says that the ship's first commanding officer took command on 1 November 1943, which suggests that 1 November 1943 was the transfer date, but also states that the ship's commissioning date in the Royal Navy, which also usually corresponds to the transfer date, was 15 November 1943. Navsource Online: Destroyer Escort Photo Archive HMS Loring (DE-520 / K-565) places the transfer date on 20 November 1943. The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Loring article claims a transfer date of 27 November 1943.
- ↑ Captain Class Frigate Association HMS Loring K565 (DE 520)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Per uboat.net HMS Loring (K 565), the Royal Navy no longer carried Loring on its active list as of October 1945, indicating that she was decommissioned sometime before that.
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