Allied Warships

USS Temptress (PG-62)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantPG-62 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered31 Aug 1939 
Laid down9 Jul 1940 
Launched17 Oct 1940 
Commissioned21 Mar 1942 
End service20 Aug 1945 
History

Ordered for French Navy, but served in the Royal Navy as HMS Veronica. Transferred to the U.S.N. on 16 February 1942.
Commissioned in the U.S.N. on 21 March 1942.
Decomissioned by the U.S.N. on 20 August 1945.
Returned to the R.N. on 26 August 1945.
Sold to merchantile service and renamed Verolock in 1946. Verolock sank in 1947.
Raised and scrapped at Blyth, U.K. in 1951.

 
Former nameHMS Veronica

Commands listed for USS Temptress (PG-62)

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1William Henderson Kirvan, USN21 Mar 1942

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Notable events involving Temptress include:


3 Apr 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Arctic Explorer (T/Lt. C. Pawley, RNVR), HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.T. White, DSO and Bar, RN), USS Temptress (Lt.Cdr. W.H. Kirvan, USN) and USS Fury (Lt. N. Adair, Jr., USN). (1)

6 Apr 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with USS Temptress (Lt.Cdr. W.H. Kirvan, USN) and USS Ready (Lt. E.C. Woodward, USN) and USS Impulse (Lt. C.M. Lyons, Jr., USN). (1)

10 Apr 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Georgetown (Lt.Cdr. P.G. MacIver, RNR), HMS Salisbury (Lt.Cdr. M.H.R. Crichton, RN), HMS Asphodel (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN), HMS Rockingham (Lt.Cdr. A.H.T. Johns, RN), USS Temptress (Lt.Cdr. W.H. Kirvan, USN) and USS Restless (Lt. E.C. Long, USN). (1)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6379 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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