GROTON PF 29
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat PG-137
Redesignated Patrol Frigate (PF) 15 April 1943
Keel Laid 15 July 1943 - Launched 14 September 1943
Transferred to U.S. Coast Guard 13 March 1946
Returned to U. S. Navy
Laid up in Atlantic Reserve Fleet Lake Charles, LA
Transferred to the State Department for disposal
Disposed of in 1965
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- USS Groton PF-29 Covers Page 1 (Date)
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1st Commissioning (USN) 5 September 1944 to 13 March 1946
Locy Type 2z
Cacheted. From the Bob Govern collection.
2nd Commissioning (USCG) 13 March 1946 to 29 September 1946
Locy Type 2(n)
NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Groton, CT.
The ships sponsor was Mrs. Percy Palmer.
Three ships of the US Navy have borne the name GROTON - USS Groton PF-29, USS Groton PCE-900 and USS Groton SSN-694
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