Allied Warships

USS Natchez (PF-2)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantPF-2 
Built byCanadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Canada) 
Ordered6 Oct 1941 
Laid down16 Mar 1942 
Launched12 Sep 1942 
Commissioned16 Dec 1942 
End service 
History

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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Noteable 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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