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Photo. www.navsource.org By Joe Radigan. Photo August 1943.


Specifications:


Length 205' 2".


Beam 33'.


Draft 14' 7".


Speed 16.5 kts.


Complement 87.


Armament: One 4"/50 gun mount, one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm guns, four dcp.


Propulsion two-225 psi Scotch boilers, one verticle triple expansion Harland and Wolff engine, one shaft.


One of a group of corvettes acquired by the United States Navy under reverse Lend-Lease, Spry sailed from Londonderry, Northern Ireland, on 20 May 1942 as escort for a convoy bound for Argentia. After overhaul at Boston, she arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on 1 August and escorted convoys between that port and Trinidad until shifted to the convoy route between Trinidad and Recife, Brazil, in January 1943.



Photo. www.navsource.org By Robert Hall. USS Spry off Navy Yard Charleston SC. June 1944



Photo. www.navsource.org By Robert Hall. PG 64 Spry seen at Copper River off Navy Yard Charleston SC June 1944


Photo. www.navsource.org By Robert Hall. PG 64 off Navy Yard Charleston SC June 1944


                               DANFS  DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS


 

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