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(PF-73: dp. 1430, 1. 303'11", b. 37'6", dr. 13'8", s. 20
k.; cpl. 190; a. 3 3"; cl. Tacoma; T. S2-S2-AQ1)

Hamond (PF-73), originally designated PG-181, was built under Maritime Commission contract by Walsh Kaiser Co. Inc., Providence, R.I. Intended for use by the United Kingdom, she was reclassified PF-73 15 April 1943, renamed Antigua, and launched 26 July 1943, Mrs. Louise M. Feddick sponsoring. Antigua was then completed and transferred to the United Kingdom under lend-lease 4 November 1943, as part of the 21-ship "Colony" class. She served as a patrol and escort ship until being returned to the United States ~ May 1946 The frigate was sold for scrap to the Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Chester, Pa.


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