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USS DAVENPORT PF-69
Named for a city in Iowa.
Builder: Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
Length: 303' 11"
Beam: 37' 6"
Draft: 12' 8" fl
Displacement: 2,230 tons
Propulsion: 2-shaft VTE, 3 boilers
Range: 9,500 nm at 12 knots
Top speed: 20 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50; 4 x 40mm (2x2); 9 x 20mm; 1 x Hedgehog, 8 x depth charge projectors; 2 x depth charge racks. For those frigates fitted out for weather patrol duty, the after 3-inch gun was removed and a weather balloon hanger was added aft.
She was launched 8 December 1943 by Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, under a Maritime Commission contract. The frigate was sponsored by Mrs. E. Frick and transferred to the Navy 1 June 1944 and placed in service the same day. She was then placed out of service for additional work a week later and was commissioned in full 15 February 1945 under the command of CDR H. F. Stolfi, USCG. She was decommissioned 4 February 1946. She was sold 6 June 1946.(USCG Records)
February 15, 1945
OFFICERS OF THE USS DAVENPORT
CHARLESTON HARBOR, SC
June 26, 1945
HEAVY WEATHER ON OCEAN STATION 4
MASTCOT "Butch" IN DRESS WHITES WITH BM1 VINCE GROBBEL
Folly Beach near Charleston, SC
For more information be sure the check out Mike Grobbel's website about the USS DAVENPORT on the links page.
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