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Kilbirnie Class (1943) Coastal Escort

As part of lend/lease, 15 US Navy coastal escorts were transferred to the Royal Navy in 1943 as the Kilbirnie Class. They were powered by diesel engines and very similar to the British corvette.

All survived WW2 and were returned to the US Navy in Dec-1946.

 

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This page last edited - 14 June, 2012.

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