USS Rockford (PF-48)
Frigate of the Tacoma class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Consolidated Steel Corp. (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||8 Dec 1942|
|Laid down||28 Aug 1943|
|Launched||27 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||6 Mar 1944|
|End service||27 Aug 1945|
Decommissioned 27 August 1945 at Cold Harbor, Alaska.
Commands listed for USS Rockford (PF-48)
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|1||David H Bartlett, USCGR||6 Mar 1944||12 Dec 1944 (1)|
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Notable events involving Rockford include:
8 Nov 1944
Convoy PS 160T, made up of the following transports USS US Grant (AP 29, 9410 GRT, built 1907), USS Lynx (AK 100, 7176 GRT, built 1943), Duala (Norwegian, 1800 GRT, built 1938), Permanente (American, 9606 GRT, built 1902), Cape Cleare (American, 6711 GRT, built 1943) and the tanker Gulf Caribbean (American, 9299 GRT, built 1942) departed Pearl Harbour for San Francisco. The convoy was escorted by the frigate USS Rockford (M.C. McGuire, USCG) and the minesweeper USS Ardent (A.D. Curtis, USNR).
- Logbook USS Rockford for November 1944