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HMS Owen (K640)

Summary
HMS Owen was a frigate built for the Royal Navy during World War 2. Design and description Owen was converted into a survey vessel while still under construction. She displaced at standard load and at deep load. The ship had an overall length of , a beam of and a draught of . She was powered by two vertical triple-expansion steam engines, each driving one shaft, using steam provided by two Admiralty three-drum boilers. The engines produced a total of and gave a maximum speed of . Owen carried a maximum of of fuel oil that gave her a range of at . The ship's complement was 133 officers and ratings. The survey ships were armed only with four 3-pounder saluting guns. Construction and career She was named for the explorer and naval officer William Fitzwilliam Owen. She was originally laid down as the vessel Loch Muick, and re-ordered as Thurso Bay while building. She was completed as Owen, modified for use as a survey vessel for dealing with the
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