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Old 14-02-2015, 11:44 PM   #374
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HMS Riou off Greenock, Scotland, on 22 May 1944...
The ship was laid down as the unnamed U.S. Navy destroyer escort DE-92 by Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., in Hingham, Massachusetts, on 4 August 1943 and launched on 23 October 1943..She was transferred to the United Kingdom upon completion on 14 December 1943..Commissioned into service in the Royal Navy as the frigate HMS Riou (K557) on 14 December 1943 simultaneously with her transfer, the ship served on patrol and escort duty for the remainder of World War II..

Adoration of the Shepherds-Gerard van Honthorst, 1622..

The Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard of Hingham, Massachusetts, was a shipyard in the United States from 1940 until 1945. Located on Hewitts Cove, it was owned by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company and operated by the nearby Fore River Shipyard.. During the 3 and a half years that the yard was operational, it produced 277 ships, including a destroyer escort delivered in 23 days... the ell is the US Navy practicing this early on a Sunday morning?.And her face was the last thing that went through my mind...

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