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Gary

(DE-61: dp. 1,400; l. 306'; b. 37'; dr. 9'5" ; s. 24 k.; cpl. 186; a. 3 3", 4 1.1", 8 20mm., 3 21" tt., 8 dcp., 1 dcp. (h.h.), 2 dct; cl. Buckley)

DE-61 and DE-326 are named for Thomas J. Gary (q.v.), and CL-147 is named for a city in Indiana.

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Gary (DE-61) was laid down 16 January 1943 by Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, Mass.; launched 1 May 1943; transferred to Great Britain under lend-lease 4 August 1943; and renamed HMS Duckworth. During the remainder of World War II, she served as a British frigate in the Atlantic, at Normandy, and along the English coast. She was returned to the United States 17 December 1945 and sold for scrapping 29 May 1946 to Northern Metals Co., Philadelphia, Pa.

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Gary (DE-326) was renamed Thomas J. Gary 1 January 1945.

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The name Gary was assigned to CL-147 on 1 January 1945 but was cancelled 12 August 1945 prior to the start of construction.

Published:Mon Apr 18 19:56:21 EDT 2016