Allied Warships

USS Muskegon (PF-24)

Frigate of the Tacoma class

USS Muskegon (PF-24). US Navy photo.

NavyThe US Navy
Built byWalter Butler Shipbuilding Co. (Superior, Wisconsin, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Dec 1942 
Laid down11 May 1943 
Launched25 Jul 1943 
Commissioned19 Feb 1944 
End service15 Mar 1946 

Decommissioned 15 March 1946 and transferred to the United States Coast Guard and (re)commissioned as USCG Muskegon (WPF-24).
Decommissioned by the Coast Guard and returned to the U.S.N. on 27 August 1946.
Transferred to France 26 March 1947 being renamed Mermoz (F-14).
Stricken by the U.S.N. 23 April 1947.
Sold by the French Navy and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Muskegon (PF-24)

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1George Denver Synon, USCGR19 Feb 194425 Oct 1944

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Notable events involving Muskegon include:

22 Apr 1945
USS R-1 (Lt. W.A. Schoenfeld, USN) conducted A/S exercises off Casco Bay, Maine together with USS Uniontown (Lt. R.K. Safford, USCGR) and USS Muskegon (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Home, USCGR).

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