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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 vertical 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

    Commanding Officers
    01LT W. A. Dobbs, USCG6 April 1943
    ??LT Herbert Gordon Claudius, USNR/USN - Awarded the Legion of Merit with Combat V (Posthumously - 2014)
    Retired as Captain
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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