Allied Warships

USS Natchez (PF-2)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byCanadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Canada) 
Ordered6 Oct 1941 
Laid down16 Mar 1942 
Launched12 Sep 1942 
Commissioned16 Dec 1942 
End service 

Laid down as HMS Annan (K-297).
Redesignated HMCS Annan (K-297).
Aquired by the US Navy on 20 July 1942 and reclassified as Natchez (PG-102) on 8 October 1942.
Decommissioned 11 October 1945.
Stricken at an unknown date.
Sold 29 July 1947.
Resold 19 March 1948 to the Dominican Republic being renamed Juan Pablo Doarte (F-102).
Juan Pablo Doarte was sunk in 1957.

Former nameHMCS 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.

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