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Gunboat Photo Archive
USS Courage (PG 70)
ex-HMS Heartsease (K 15)
Courage call sign:
Nan - Dog - Oboe - Nan
Courage served the Navies of Great Britain and the United States.
British Flower Class Corvette/Temptress Class Patrol Gunboat:Built 1939 as the "Flower Class" corvette HMS Pansy by Harland and Wolff Ltd., Belfast, Northern IrelandLaunched 20 April 1940Renamed Heartsease (K 15)Acquired by the U.S. Navy 18 March 1942Commissioned USS Courage (PG-70), 3 April 1942Decommissioned 22 August 1945 at Harwich, England and returned to the Royal Navy 23 August 1945Struck from the Naval Register 17 September 1945Sold into Merchant service 22 July 1946Named Roskva in 1951Renamed Douglas in 1956Renamed Seabird in 1958Lost in December 1958.
Specifications:Displacement 1375 t.Length 205'Beam 33'Draft 14' 7"Speed 16.5 kts.Complement 90Armament: Two 3"/50 dual purpose mounts, two 20mm guns, two depth charge tracks, four depth charge projectors, and one hedgehog depth charge projectorPropulsion: Two 3-drum express boilers, 2,750ihp vertical triple expansion Sunderland Engine Co. engine, one shaft.
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||"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
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From the collection of Ira V. Miller
Looking aft toward the bow gun and bridge
Photo by and from the collection of Ira V. Miller
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DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site.
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