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Buckley-class destroyer escort

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckley_class_destroyer_escort

 

Another class of World War II ships that served in a few places through the 1980s. Chile and Mexico both had ships from this class (sometimes called the "Charles Lawrence" class) in their navies in the 1980s. Not a critical addition, but might be nice to have for some scenarios someday.

 

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Buckley-class destroyer escort

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckley_class_destroyer_escort

 

Another class of World War II ships that served in a few places through the 1980s. Chile and Mexico both had ships from this class (sometimes called the "Charles Lawrence" class) in their navies in the 1980s. Not a critical addition, but might be nice to have for some scenarios someday.

 

ANW

HUD 4 v1.1 b10

 

I just picked up the revised edition of US destroyers, an illustrated design history by Norman Friedman. I already have the propulsion made for the entire class of DEs. For the Record there is no Buckley class, is actually a SUB-CLASS of what would be called erroneously Evarts class, DE-1 to DE-4 were Lend Leased to the United Kingdom, DE-5 is the Evarts, the class name should be DE-1's name but I find no record online of what that ship name was. The Destroyer Escort class was made with what ever propulsion and armament available at the time. The Sub-Classes are denoted by their propulsion, not the name of the first ship made so it starts with GMT (General Motors Tandem Diesel) AKA Evarts, TE (Turbo Electric Steam) aka Buckley, DET (Diesel Electric Tandem) aka Cannon, FMR (Fairbanks-Morse Reduction) aka Edsall, the TEV (Turbo Electric Fast) aka Ruddrow, and WGT (Westinghouse Geared Turbine) aka John C . Butler.

 

Note that there were two hull sizes based upon propulsion, (Short hull and Long Hull.)

 

Confusing huh? That is what I thought too, I had to re-read the chapter 4 times before it sank in that these were not ordered by the US Navy, rather they were ordered by the War Production board FOR the US Navy, thus different class naming nomenclature.

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I just picked up the revised edition of US destroyers, an illustrated design history by Norman Friedman. I already have the propulsion made for the entire class of DEs. For the Record there is no Buckley class, is actually a SUB-CLASS of what would be called erroneously Evarts class, DE-1 to DE-4 were Lend Leased to the United Kingdom, DE-5 is the Evarts, the class name should be DE-1's name but I find no record online of what that ship name was.

 

Ain't that the way of the interwebz? I no sooner than post the previous post and viola, I found DE-1. DE-1, the First of the War Production Board Destroyer Escort Class, was the USS Bayntun. Bayntun however is a Royal Navy name, not a name that would have been used in the US.

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