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Photo. www.navsource.org  By Bill Graham 


Specifications:


Displacement 1375 t.


Length 205'.


Beam 33'.


Draft 14' 7".


Speed 16.5 kts.


Complement 90.


Armament:  Two 3"/50 dual purpose mounts, two 20mm guns, two dct, four dcp, one hedgehog dcp.


Propulsion two 3-drum express boilers, 2,750ihp vertical triple expansion Sunderland Engine Co. engine, one shaft.


After overhaul at Charleston, S.C., Courage returned to the Caribbean 25 January 1943. She escorted a convoy to Recife, Brazil from 13 to 28 February. On the return passage, the convoy was attacked by an enemy submarine and Courage rescued 42 survivors from the torpedoed SS Thomas Ruffin. She continued to escort convoys from Trinidad to Recife and on one occasion to Rio de Janeiro, until 9 February 1944 when she returned to Charleston for an overhaul.


                                 DANFS  DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS


 

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