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USS Haste (PG 92)

Haste call sign:
Nan - Queen - Dog - Fox

ex-HMS Mandrake (K 287)

Action Class Patrol Gunboat:

  • Laid down 11 December 1941 as Canadian Corvette hull CN-310 by the Morton Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Quebec, Canada
  • Named HMS Mandrake (K 287)
  • Launched 22 August 1942
  • Acquired by the Navy at Quebec and commissioned USS Haste (PG-92), 6 April 1943
  • Decommissioned 3 October 1945 at Charleston, SC
  • Struck from the Naval Register 24 October 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in September 1947 for disposal
  • Sold in 1949 to SocietÓ Anonima Navigazione Toscana (Cameli group) of Genoa, Italy for use as a ferry/transport for service between the islands of Tuscan Archipelago and the Italian mainland and renamed Porto Azzurro
  • Sold in 1950 to S. A. Nav. Toscana of Leghorn, Italy
  • Scrapped in 1972 at La Spezia, Italy.


  • Displacement 1,118 t.
  • Length 205'
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 14' 7"
  • Speed 16.5 kts.
  • Complement 90
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm guns, two depth charge tracks and four depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 3-drum express boilers, one 2,750iph Canadian Vickers verticle triple expansion engine, one shaft.
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    USS Haste (PG 92)
    Haste 81k 6 September 1943
    U.S. Navy photo
    Joe Radigan
    SS Porto Azzurro
    Haste 250k Departing Piombino, Livorno Province, Tuscany Giampaolo Mattera, Ships Master, Retired

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