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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 France
  • Launched 17 October 1940
  • Placed in service by the Royal Navy as HMS Veronica (K-37), 18 February 1941
  • Decommissioned 16 February 1942 and transferred to the U.S. Navy
  • Commissioned USS Temptress (PG-62), 21 March 1942 in England
  • Decommissioned 20 August 1945 at Chatham, England
  • Returned to the Royal Navy 26 August 1945 and recommissioned HMS Veronica (K 37)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 September 1945
  • Decommissioned 19 September 1945
  • Sold in 1946 and entered mercantile service as Verolock
  • Sunk in January 1947
  • Salvaged and scrapped at Blyth, England in 1957.


  • Displacement 1,375 t.
  • Length 205' 2"
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 14' 7"
  • Speed 16.5 kts.
  • Complement 87
  • Armament: One 4"/50 gun mount, one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm gun mounts and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 225psi Scotch boilers, one 2,750ihp Smith's Dock Co. verticle triple expansion engine, one shaft.
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