Description: Sturgeon Bay, WI; Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co Date Taken: August 7th, 1943 Size: 7.78 x 5.64 Media: Print Creator: Schroeder, W.C. Collection: HCGL/MAIN Image ID: 004637
Registry and Rig Information
Vessel Name: PF-065 (UNIONTOWN)
Official Number: U.S. NAVY
Dimensions and Tonnage
Gross Tonnage: 0.00
Net Tonnage: 0.00
Hull Material: Steel
Hull Number: 00308
History: Rig - Frigate
PF-65 (USS UNIONTOWN) launched as USS CHATTANOOGA.
Commissioned on October 6, 1944.
Built as an S2-S2-AQ1 class frigate under a U.S. Maritime Commission contract. Renamed UNIONTOWN on August 16, 1944. Served on convoy duty to North Africa, 1944-1945. Converted to a weather ship and stationed off Newfoundland, 1945. Decommissioned at Norfolk, VA, December 20, 1945, and removed from Navy Register, January 8, 1946. Sold to Argentina in July, 1947.
Disposition: Dropped from Jane's Fighting Ships by 1982.