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USS Hova (DE-110)
Career (United States)
Name: USS Hova (DE-110)
Builder: Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware
Laid down: 25 September 1943
Launched: 22 January 1944
Commissioned: 18 March 1944
Fate: Transferred to Free France, 18 March 1944
Struck: 14 May 1952
Career (France)
Name: Hova (F-705)
Namesake: Hova
Acquired: 18 March 1944
Struck: 1964
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Cannon-class destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,240 long tons (1,260 t) standard
1,620 long tons (1,646 t) full
Length: 306 ft (93 m) o/a
300 ft (91 m) w/l
Beam: 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)
Draft: 8 ft 9 in (2.67 m)
Propulsion: 4 × GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6,000 shp (4,474 kW), 2 screws
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Range: 10,800 nmi (20,000 km) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 15 officers and 201 enlisted
Armament: 3 × single Mk.22 3"/50 caliber guns
1 × twin 40 mm Mk.1 AA gun
8 × 20 mm Mk.4 AA guns
3 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
1 × Hedgehog Mk.10 anti-submarine mortar
8 × Mk.6 depth charge projectors
2 × Mk.9 depth charge tracks

Hova, was a frigate in the Free French Naval Forces during World War II and the French Navy post-war. The ship was originally built as USS Hova (DE-110), an American Cannon-class destroyer escort.

During World War II, Hova was transferred to the Free French Naval Forces under lend lease on 29 February 1944, and retained the name Hova. Ownership of the vessel was transferred to France on 21 April 1952 under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "ex-Hova (DE 110)". Navsource.org. http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/110.htm. Retrieved April 23, 2015. 

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