HMS Inman (K571)

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HMS Inman (K571)
HMS Inman off Greenock, Scotland, on 22 May 1944.
Career (USA)
Name: unnamed (DE-526)
Builder: Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts
Laid down: 25 September 1943[1]
Launched: 2 November 1943
Completed: 13 January 1944
Commissioned: never
Fate: Transferred to United Kingdom
13 January 1944
Acquired: Returned by United Kingdom
1 March 1946
Fate: Sold November 1946 for scrapping
Career (UK)
Class and type: Captain-class frigate
Name: HMS Inman (K571)
Namesake: Captain Henry Inman (1762–1809), British naval officer
Acquired: 13 January 1944
Commissioned: 13 January 1944[2]
Decommissioned: 1945[3]
Fate: Returned to United States
1 March 1946
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,140 tons
Length: 289.5 ft (88.2 m)
Beam: 35 ft (11 m)
Draught: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Propulsion: Four General Motors 278A 16-cylinder engines
GE 7,040 bhp (5,250 kW) generators (4,800 kW)
GE electric motors for 6,000 shp (4,500 kW)
Two shafts
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h)
Range: 5,000 nautical miles (9,260 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 156
Sensors and
processing systems:
SA & SL type radars
Type 144 series Asdic
MF Direction Finding antenna
HF Direction Finding Type FH 4 antenna
Armament: 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
Depth charges
QF 2 pounder naval gun
Notes: Pennant number K571

HMS Inman (K471) was a Captain-class frigate of the Royal Navy in commission in World War II. Originally built as the United States Navy Evarts-class destroyer escort DE-526, she served in the Royal Navy from 1944 to 1945.

Construction and transfer[edit]

The ship was laid down as the unnamed US Navy destroyer escort DE-526 by the Boston Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts, on 25 September 1943 and launched on 2 November 1943.[1] The United States transferred her to the United Kingdom under Lend-Lease on 13 January 1944; she was the last of the 78 destroyer escorts the United States transferred to the United Kingdom.

Service history[edit]

The ship was commissioned into service in the Royal Navy as HMS Inman (K571) under the command of Lieutenant Commander Philip Sydney Evans, RN, on 13 January 1944[2] simultaneously with her transfer. She served on patrol and escort duty for the remainder of World War II and was decommissioned in 1945 after the conclusion of the war.[3]

The Royal Navy returned Inman to the US Navy on 1 March 1946.

Disposal[edit]

The United States sold Inman in November 1946 to George H. Nutman, Inc., of Brooklyn, New York, for scrapping.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Navsource Online: Destroyer Escort Photo Archive DE-526 HMS Inman (K-571)
  2. ^ a b uboat.net HMS Inman (K 571)
  3. ^ a b Per uboat.net HMS Inman (K 571), Inman was not on the Royal Navy's October 1945 active list, strongly implying that she was decommissioned earlier that year.

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