HMS Honesty (K285)

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For other ships of the same name, see USS Caprice .
Career (US)
Name: USS Caprice
Builder: Kingston Shipbuilding Co., Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Laid down: as CN-308
Launched: 28 September 1942
Fate: Transferred to the Royal Navy, 28 May 1943
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Honesty
Identification: Pennant number: K 285
Fate: Returned to U.S. custody, 5 January 1946; Sold 10 December 1946; Scrapped at Hamburg, Germany in 1961
General characteristics
Class & type: Action class
Type: Patrol boat
Displacement: 1,375 long tons (1,397 t)
Length: 205 ft (62 m)
Beam: 33 ft (10 m)
Draft: 14 ft 7 in (4.45 m)
Propulsion: 4-cylinder triple expansion, one shaft
Speed: 16.5 kn (19.0 mph; 30.6 km/h)
Complement: 90
Armament:

The second USS Caprice (PG-90), formerly CN-308, was launched 28 September 1942, by Kingston Shipbuilding Co., Kingston, Ontario, Canada, for the United States Navy. Upon completion, Caprice was transferred to the Royal Navy on 28 May 1943 and commissioned as HMS Honesty.

On 5 January 1946 Honesty was returned to the United States Navy and reverted to the name USS Caprice. Never commissioned in the United States Navy, Caprice was sold on 10 December 1946.

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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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