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Natchez (PF 2)
Nan - Xray - Yoke - William
ex-HMCS Annan (K 297)
ex-HMS Annan (K 297)
Natchez served the Navies of the United States and the Dominican Republic.
Asheville Class Patrol Frigate: Laid down 16 March 1942 as CN-335 at Canadian Vickers, Ltd., Montreal, Canada; Named HMS Annan (K-297); Reassigned to the Canadian Navy and redesignated HMCS Annan (K-297); Acquired by the U.S. Navy 20 July 1942; Launched, 12 September 1942; Commissioned USS Natchez (PG-102), 16 December 1942 at Ottawa, Canada; Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-2, 15 April 1943; Decommissioned, 11 October 1945 at Charleston, SC; Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 19 November 1945 for disposal; Sold, 29 July 1947 to Louis Moore of Miami, FL; Resold, 19 March 1948 to the Dominican Republic as Juan Pablo Duarte (F-102); Ran aground at Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic in November 1949 and taken out of service due to damage; Sold to Felix Benitez, a Puerto Rican engineer, who repaired her and converted her to his personal yacht, the Moineau.
Specifications: Displacement 2,360 t; Length 301' 6"; Beam 36' 6"; Draft 13 8"; Speed 20.3 kts.; Complement 194; Armament three 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts, two twin 40mm gun mounts, nine 20mm gun mounts, two depth charge racks, eight depth charge projectors, and one hedgehog depth charge projector; Propulsion two 225psi 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500shp Canadian Vickers verticle triple expansion steam engines, two shaft.
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|USS Natchez (PF 2)
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||c. March 1945
||John (Alice) Filbin
|Juan Pablo Duarte (F-102)
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