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USS Pert (PG 95)

Pert call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Jig - Peter

ex-HMS Nepeta (K 290)

British Flower Class Corvette/Action Class Patrol Gunboat:

  • Laid down 22 July 1942 as CN314 by the Morton Engineering and Dry Dock Co. Ltd., Quebec, Canada
  • Named HMS Nepeta (K 290)
  • Launched 27 November 1942
  • Commissioned USS Pert (PG-95), 23 July 1943 at Quebec
  • Decommissioned 3 October 1945
  • Struck from the Navy Register 24 October 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 18 October 1946 and sold into mercantile service to the United Boat Service, City Island, NY
  • Renamed Olympic Leader in 1950
  • Sold to an unknown Japanese company and renamed Otori Maru No. 1 in 1956
  • Renamed Kyo Maru No. 15 in 1957
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 1,375 t.
  • Length 205'
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 14' 7"
  • Speed 16.5 kts.
  • Complement 90
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts, four 20mm gun mounts, three .30 cal. Browning machine guns, two depth charge tracks and one Hedgehog depth charge projector added in 1943
  • Propulsion: Two 240psi 3-drum express boilers, one 2,750ihp Canadian Vickers verticle triple expansion engine, one shaft.
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    Pert 42k c. 1944 Harold R. Coffman, Quartermaster, USCG
    Crew member February 1944 - October 1945

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Almond L. Cunningham, USCG23 July 1943
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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