FANDOM

251,269 Pages

</td></tr></td></tr></td></tr></td></tr></td></tr>
USS Marocain (DE-109)
Free French Destroyer Escort Marocain (F-705)
Port side view of Free French Destroyer Escort Marocain (F-705).
Career (United States) US flag 48 stars.svg
Name: USS Marocain (DE-109)
Builder: Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware
Laid down: 7 September 1943
Launched: 1 January 1944
Commissioned: 29 February 1944
Fate: Transferred to Free France, 29 February 1944
Struck: 14 May 1952
Career (Free France) Naval Ensign of Free France.svg
Name: Marocain (F-705)
Namesake: Moroccan
Acquired: 29 February 1944
Career (France) Civil and Naval Ensign of France.svg
Name: Marocain (F-705)
Acquired: 14 October 1946
Struck: 1960
Fate: Returned to USN May 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

Marocain, 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 Marocain (DE-109), an American Cannon-class destroyer escort.

HistoryEdit

World War IIEdit

During World War II, Marocain was transferred to the Free French Naval Forces under lend lease on 29 February 1944, and retained the name Marocain.

Marocain participated in Operation Anvil-Dragoon on 15 August 1944.[2]

Ownership of the vessel was transferred to France on 21 April 1952 under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • Photo gallery of 'Marocain/Marocain (DE-109) at NavSource Naval History



This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.