Allied Warships

USS Saucy (PG-65)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered19 Sep 1939 
Laid down30 Oct 1939 
Launched14 Feb 1940 
Commissioned30 Apr 1942 
End service20 Aug 1945 

Ordered for French Navy but served in the Royal Navy.
Transferred to the U.S.N. at Belfast on 30 April 1942 and was commissioned on the same day.
Decommissioned at Chatham, England, on 20 August 1945.
Returned to the R.N. on 26 August 1945.
Stricken 19 September 1945.

Former nameHMS Arabis

Commands listed for USS Saucy (PG-65)

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1Lt. Andrew Jackson Smith, USN30 Apr 1942??? (1)

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Notable events involving Saucy include:

15 May 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. R.E. Boddington, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Lethbridge (T/Lt. H Freeland, RCNR), HMCS Shawinigan (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.P. Balfry, RCNR), HMCS Prescott (Lt. G.H. Davidson, RCN), HMS Churchill (Cdr.(Retd.) P.J. Fitzgerald, RN) and USS Saucy (Lt. A.J. Smith, USN). (2)

21 May 1945
USS R-1 (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Cunningham, Jr., USNR) conducted A/S exercises off Casco Bay, Maine together with USS Saucy (Lt. B.H. Farwell, USNR) and USS Courage (Lt. C.G. Helm Jr., USNR).


  2. ADM 173/17201

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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