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Harvey (PF-80), originally designated PG--188, was built under Maritime Commission contract by Walsh-Kaiser Co., Inc., Providence, R.I. Intended for use by the United Kingdom, she was reclassified PF-80 15 April 1943, renamed Gold Coast, and launched 21 September 1943, after being renamed Labuan (q.v.). She was completed and transferred to the United Kingdom under Lend-Lease 5 February 1944, as part of the 21-ship "Colony" class. She served as a patrol and escort vessel in the English Channel until being returned to the United States 13 May 1946. The frigate was subsequent1y sold to Heggie Iron & Metal Co., Dorchester, Mass., 9 July 1957 and scrapped.
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Harvey (PF-80) (q.v.) was renamed HMS Gold Coast upon transfer to the United Kingdom under lend-lease 5 February 1944. As one of the 21 “Colony” class British frigates, she served the Royal Navy as HMS Labuan. Returned to the custody of the U.S. Navy 2 May 1946, she was sold for scrapping 9 July 1947.
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