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USS Ready (PG 67)
ex-HMS Calendula (K 28)



Ready call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Baker - Peter

Ready served the Navies of Great Britain and the United States.


British Flower Class Corvette/Temptress Class Patrol Gunboat:

  • Laid down 30 October 1939 as the "Flower Class" corvette HMS Calendula (K 28) by Harland and Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Launched in February 1940
  • Transferred to the U.S. Navy and commissioned USS Ready (PG-67), 12 March 1942 at Tilburg, England
  • Decommissioned 20 August 1945 at Harwich, England
  • Returned to the Royal Navy 23 August 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 September 1945
  • Sold 22 July 1946 and renamed Viklkla Cisernos
  • Renamed Villa Bens in 1949
  • Sold to the Spanish Government in 1963
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1375 t.
  • Length 205'
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 14' 7"
  • Speed 16.5 kts.
  • Complement 90
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 dual purpose mounts, two 20mm guns, two depth charge tracks, four depth charge projectors and one hedgehog depth charge projector
  • Propulsion: Two 3-drum express boilers, one 2,750ihp vertical triple expansion Harland and Wolff engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Flower Class Corvette 168k "Escort Vessel (Corvette) - (Flower Class) - With Extended Forecastle, Increased Sheer, & Fuller Lines Fwd."
    U.S. Navy preliminary design plan, copied from Smith Dock Co., Ltd., Drawing No. 232. This plan, dated April 1941, is for a modification of the British "Flower" class corvette. Scale of the original drawing is not given, but appears to be 1/16" = 1'.
    The original plan is in the 1939-1944 "Spring Styles Book" held by the Naval Historical Center.
    U.S. Navy photo S-511-30
    Naval Historical Center
    Ready 56k . Robert Hurst
    Ready 57k .
    Ready 367k 9 July 1942
    Off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia
    Norfolk Navy Yard photos 3483(42) and 3483(42) from National Museum of the U.S. Navy
    Michael Mohl
    Ready 340k

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