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Type: DET (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, long hull, 3" guns)

Displacement: 1,240 tons (std) 1,620 tons (full)

Dimensions: 306' (oa), 300' (wl) x 36' 10" x 11' 8" (max)

Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1),1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks.

Machinery: 4 GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws.

Speed: 21 knots.

Range: 10,800 nm @ 12 knots .

Crew: 15 / 201.

26 April 1943: Keel laid at the Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Newark, N.J.

8 August 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Lucie Reilly Pennewill

15 September 1943: Commissioned, Lt. Lt. John Edward Allen, USNR, in command

1 August 1944: Decommissioned at Natal, Brazil; recommissioned the same day in the Brazilian Navy as CT Bertioga (BE-1).

30 June 1953: Returned to U.S. control and simultaneously transferred outright to Brazil under terms of the Mutual Defense Assistance Program

20 July 1953: Stricken

1975: scrapped

After shakedown, DE 175 PENNEWILL steamed to Trinidad, British West Indies, for convoy escort duty. On 20 November 1943, she departed Trinidad as part of the escort for convoy TJ-15 arriving Recife, Brazil, 5 December. DE 175 PENNEWILL was engaged in operations with Task Group 42.2 from December 1943 to April 1944, escorting convoys from Trinidad to Recife, Brazil, and return.


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