|HMS Narborough (K578)|
|Builder:||Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Massachusetts|
|Laid down:||6 October 1943|
|Launched:||27 November 1943|
|Completed:||21 January 1944|
|Fate:||Transferred to United Kingdom 21 January 1944|
|Acquired:||Returned by United Kingdom 4 February 1946|
|Fate:||Sold for scrapping 14 December 1946|
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Class and type:||Captain-class frigate|
|Name:||HMS Narborough (K578)|
|Namesake:||Rear Admiral Sir John Narborough (ca. 1640-1688), English naval officer who saw action during the Third Anglo-Dutch War of 1672-1674|
|Acquired:||21 January 1944|
|Commissioned:||21 January 1944|
|Fate:||Returned to United States 4 February 1946|
|Length:||306 ft (93 m)|
|Beam:||36.75 ft (11.2 m)|
|Draught:||9 ft (2.7 m)|
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)
|Speed:||24 knots (44 km/h)|
|Range:||5,500 nautical miles (10,200 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 K578|
The second HMS Narborough (K578) was a British Captain-class frigate of the Royal Navy in commission during World War II. Originally constructed as a United States Navy Buckley class destroyer escort, she served in the Royal Navy from 1944 to 1946.
Construction and transferEdit
The ship was laid down as the unnamed U.S. Navy destroyer escort DE-569 by Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., in Hingham, Massachusetts, on 6 October 1943 and launched on 27 November 1943. She was transferred to the United Kingdom upon completion on 21 January 1944.
Commissioned into service in the Royal Navy under the command of Lieutenant Commander Wilfred Reginald Muttram, DSC, RN, as the frigate HMS Narborough (K578) on 21 January 1944 simultaneously with her transfer, the ship served on patrol and escort duty for the remainder of World War II.
The Royal Navy returned Narborough to the U.S. Navy on 4 February 1946.
Narborough was sold on 14 December 1946 for scrapping.
- Navsource Online: Destroyer Escort Photo Archive Narbrough (DE-569) HMS Narbrough (K-578)
- uboat.net HMS Narbrough (K 578)
- Destroyer Escort Sailors Association DEs for UK
- Captain Class Frigate Association HMS Narborough K578 (DE 569)
- ↑ Captain Class Frigate Association: HMS Narborough K578 (DE 569)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 uboat.net HMS Narbrough (K 578)
- ↑ Some sources spell the ship's name Narbrough – see for example Navsource Online: Destroyer Escort Photo Archive Narbrough (DE-569) HMS Narbrough (K-578), uboat.net HMS Narbrough (K 578), and Colledge, J. J., Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of All Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy From the Fifteenth Century to the Present Day, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1987, ISBN 0-87021-652-X, p. 237 – although this does not match the spelling of the ship's namesake, John Narborough.
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