Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.


NavSource Online:
Gunboat Photo Archive

Parret (PG 109)
ex-HMS Parret (K 304)
ex-PG-109


British Flower Class Corvette:

  • Laid down 6 November 1942 as PG-109 for the U.S. Navy at Canadian Vickers, Ltd., Montreal, Canada
  • Launched 30 April 1943
  • Assigned to the Royal Navy under the Lend-Lease Program
  • Transferred to the Royal Navy 31 August 1943 and commissioned HMS Parret (K-304)
  • Returned to U.S. Navy custody 5 February 1946
  • Reclassified PG-109 and laid up in reserve
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 April 1946
  • Transferred 5 May 1948 to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Scrapped.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1370 t.
  • Length 301.25'
  • Beam 36.5'
  • Draft 13'
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 107
  • Armament: Two 4"/40 mounts, ten 20mm guns, two depth charge tracks, two depth charge projectors and one hedgehog depth charge projector
  • Propulsion: Two Admiralty 3-drum express boilers, one 5,500ihp reciprocating vertical triple expansion engine, one shaft.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    PG-109 73k Entering the South African Naval Force dockyard at Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, 1944-1945
    Imperial War Museum, MacGregor Graham (Lieutenant Commander (photographs), Made by Neave, Frank W. (photographer), photo IWM (HU 110630)
    Mike Green
    PG-109 118k Tied up alongside the South African Naval Force dockyard at Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, 1944-1945. Photograph taken from the dockside and members of the ships company are seen sunbathing amongst the depth charge rails and projectors on the quarterdeck
    Imperial War Museum, MacGregor Graham (Lieutenant Commander) (photographs), Made by Neave, Frank W. (photographer), photo IWM (HU 110626)

    View the Parret (PG-109)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back To the Patrol Craft/Gunboat/Submarine Chaser Ship Index Back to the Patrol Gunboat (PG) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created by Gary P. Priolo and maintained by Joe Radigan
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History