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USS Temptress (PG 62)
Temptress call sign:
Nan - Baker - Charlie - Fox
ex-HMS Veronica (K-37)
Temptress served the Navies of Great Britain and the United States.
British Flower Class Corvette/Temptress Class Patrol Gunboat:Laid down 9 July 1940 by Smith's Dock Co., Ltd., Middlesboro, England for the French Navy but taken over by Great Britian with the fall of FranceLaunched 17 October 1940Placed in service by the Royal Navy as HMS Veronica (K-37), 18 February 1941Decommissioned 16 February 1942 and transferred to the U.S. NavyCommissioned USS Temptress (PG-62), 21 March 1942 in EnglandDecommissioned 20 August 1945 at Chatham, EnglandReturned to the Royal Navy 26 August 1945 and recommissioned HMS Veronica (K 37)Struck from the Naval Register 17 September 1945Decommissioned 19 September 1945Sold in 1946 and entered mercantile service as VerolockSunk in January 1947Salvaged and scrapped at Blyth, England in 1957.
Specifications:Displacement 1,375 t.Length 205' 2"Beam 33'Draft 14' 7"Speed 16.5 kts.Complement 87Armament: One 4"/50 gun mount, one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm gun mounts and two depth charge tracksPropulsion: Two 225psi Scotch boilers, one 2,750ihp Smith's Dock Co. verticle triple expansion engine, one shaft.
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||9 October 1944
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