French frigate Marocain
Port side view of Free French Destroyer Escort Marocain (F-705).
|Name:||USS Marocain (DE-109)|
|Builder:||Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware|
|Laid down:||7 September 1943|
|Launched:||1 January 1944|
|Commissioned:||29 February 1944|
|Fate:||Transferred to Free France, 29 February 1944|
|Struck:||14 May 1952|
|Acquired:||29 February 1944|
|Acquired:||14 October 1946|
|Fate:||Returned to USN May 1964|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Cannon-class destroyer escort|
|Beam:||36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)|
|Draft:||8 ft 9 in (2.67 m)|
|Propulsion:||4 × GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6,000 shp (4,474 kW), 2 screws|
|Speed:||21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)|
|Range:||10,800 nmi (20,000 km) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Complement:||15 officers and 201 enlisted|
Marocain, was a frigate in the Free French Naval Forces during World War II and the French Navy post-war. The ship was originally built as USS Marocain (DE-109), an American Cannon-class destroyer escort.
World War II
Ownership of the vessel was transferred to France on 21 April 1952 under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program.
- "MAROCAIN - destroyer d'escorte - Classe "CANNON (États Unis d'Amérique)"". Alamer.fr. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
- Photo gallery of 'Marocain/Marocain' (DE-109) at NavSource Naval History
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