USS Haste (PG-92)

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Career (UK)
Name: HMS Mandrake
Builder: Morton Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Quebec, Canada
Laid down: 11 December 1941 as Canadian corvette hull CN-310
Launched: 22 August 1942
Identification: Pennant number: K 287
Fate: Transferred to the US Navy, 6 April 1943
Career (United States)
Name: USS Haste (PG-92)
Acquired: 6 April 1943
Commissioned: 6 April 1943
Decommissioned: 3 October 1945
Fate: Sold in 1949 to Carlo Cameli of Genoa, Italy as a ferry/transport and renamed Porto Azzuro; Sold in 1950 to S. A. Nav. Toscana of Leghorn, Italy; Scrapped in 1971.
General characteristics
Class & type: Action class
Type: Patrol boat
Displacement: 1,375 long tons (1,397 t)
Length: 205 ft (62 m)
Beam: 33 ft (10 m)
Draft: 14 ft 7 in (4.45 m)
Propulsion: two 3-drum express boilers, one 2,750iph Canadian Vickers vertical triple expansion engine, one shaft.
Speed: 16.5 kn (19.0 mph; 30.6 km/h)
Complement: 90
Armament:

USS Haste (PG-92), was one of a group of Canadian corvettes turned over to the United States Navy and manned by the Coast Guard. She was laid down as CN-310 by Morton Engineering & Dry Dock Co., Quebec, Canada, and launched on 22 August 1942 as HMS Mandrake. She was taken over by the US Navy, renamed Haste and commissioned on 6 April 1943, Lieutenant W. A. Dobbs, USCG commanding.

Haste took up regular escort duties following shakedown, making ten voyages to Newfoundland or the Caribbean before November 1944. Small patrol ships such as Haste did much to lessen the effect of U-boat patrols on allied commerce during this critical period of the war. During the period November 1944—May 1945 the corvette served on patrol duty for 10-day periods out of New York. After making two more escort voyages to Newfoundland and return, the ship departed New York 2 July for Charleston, South Carolina, where she arrived 3 days later. Haste decommissioned 3 October 1945 and was returned to the Maritime Commission.

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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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