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USS Intensity (PG 93)

Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Peter - Mike

ex-HMS Milfoil (K 288)

British Flower Class Corvette/Action Class Patrol Gunboat:

  • Laid down 11 December 1941 as CN-311 by the Morton Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Named HMS Milfoil (K 288)
  • Launched 5 August 1942
  • Acquired by the U. S. Navy at Quebec and commissioned USS Intensity (PG-93), 31 March 1943
  • Decommissioned 3 October 1945 at Charleston, SC
  • Struck from the Naval Register 24 October 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in October 1946 for disposal
  • Sold 18 October 1946 to Balleneros Ltd., S.A., of Panama, Republic of Panama, converted to a whale catcher and renamed Olympic Promoter
  • Resold to a Japanese company in 1955 and renamed Otori Maru No. 5
  • Broken up in 1966 in Japan.


  • 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
  • Propulsion: Two 3-drum express boilers, Canadian Vickers vertical triple expansion engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Intensity 135k Underway in the Atlantic, c. mid-1943
    Donation of James Jasper, 2000
    Official U.S. Coast Guard Photograph from the collections of the Naval Historical Center
    USCG Photo NH 97406.
    Naval Historical Center
    Intensity 91k 7 September 1943
    Intensity 147k
    Intensity 25k c. 1945
    Line drawing

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Harold F. Morrison, USCG31 March 1943
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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