HMS Berry (K312)
|Builder:||Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts|
|Laid down:||22 September 1942|
|Launched:||23 November 1942|
|Commissioned:||15 March 1943|
|Struck:||12 March 1946|
|Fate:||Returned to the USN, 2 February 1946
Sold for scrapping, 9 November 1946
|Displacement:||1,140 long tons (1,158 t)|
|Length:||289 ft 5 in (88.21 m)|
|Beam:||35 ft 1 in (10.69 m)|
|Draught:||10 ft 6 in (3.20 m)|
|Propulsion:||4 × General Motors Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6,000 shp (4,474 kW)
|Speed:||20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)|
|Range:||5,000 nmi (9,300 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)|
|Armament:||3 × single 3"/50 Mk.22 dual purpose guns
1 × twin 40 mm AA gun
10 × 20 mm AA guns
1 × Hedgehog anti-submarine mortar
4 × depth charge projectors
2 × depth charge tracks
HMS Berry (K312) was a Captain-class frigate, built in the United States as a Evarts-class destroyer escort, and transferred to the Royal Navy under the terms of Lend-Lease, which served in World War II. She was named after Rear Admiral Sir Edward Berry (1768-1831).
The name Berry was originally assigned to the Evarts-class destroyer escort, BDE-14, laid down on 28 February 1942. When that ship was retained by the United States Navy and renamed Doherty (DE-14), the name was transferred to another ship.
During World War II, HMS Berry operated in the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay in 1943 and 1944. After the war, Berry was returned to the U.S. Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard on 2 February 1946. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 12 March 1946, and she was sold to the North American Smelting Co., of Philadelphia. That firm took possession of her on 9 November 1946 and completed her scrapping on 4 November 1948.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Photo gallery of HMS Berry at NavSource Naval History