USS Natchez (PF-2)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Canadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Canada)|
|Ordered||6 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||16 Mar 1942|
|Launched||12 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||16 Dec 1942|
Laid down as HMS Annan (K-297).
|Former name||HMCS Annan|
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Notable events involving Natchez include:
5 Dec 1943
USS Natchez picks up the first of 18 survivors from the Cuban merchant Libertad that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-129 about 75 nautical miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras. The remaining men were rescued by the frigate during an extensive search of the area until 7 December, assisted by several USN blimps.
30 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-879 was sunk east of Cape Hatteras, USA, in position 36°34'N, 74°00'W, by depth charges from the US patrol frigate USS Natchez and the US destroyer escorts USS Coffman, USS Bostwick and USS Thomas.