USS Macon (PF-96)

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For other ships of the same name, see USS Macon.
Career (USA)
Name: USS Macon
Namesake: Macon, Georgia
Builder: American Shipbuilding Company, Lorain, Ohio (proposed)
Laid down: Never
Reclassified: From patrol gunboat, PG-204, to patrol frigate, PF-96, 15 April 1943
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 31 December 1943
General characteristics
Class & type: Tacoma-class frigate
Displacement: 1,264 long tons (1,284 t)
Length: 303 ft 11 in (92.63 m)
Beam: 37 ft 11 in (11.56 m)
Draft: 13 ft 8 in (4.17 m)
Propulsion: 2 × 5,500 shp (4,101 kW) turbines
3 boilers
2 shafts
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement: 190
Armament: • 3 × 3"/50 caliber guns (3×1)
• 4 × 40 mm guns (2×2)
• 9 × 20 mm guns (9×1)
• 1 × Hedgehog anti-submarine mortar
• 8 × Y-gun depth charge projectors
• 2 × depth charge tracks

USS Macon (PF-96) was a United States Navy Tacoma-class frigate authorized for construction during World War II but cancelled before construction could begin.

Macon originally was authorized as a patrol gunboat with the hull number PG-204, but she was redesignated as a patrol frigate with the hull number PF-96 on 15 April 1943. She was assigned the name Macon on 30 August 1943.

Plans called for Macon to be built under a Maritime Commission contract by the American Shipbuilding Company at Lorain, Ohio, as a Maritime Commission Type T. S2-S2-AQ1 hull. However, the contract for her construction for the U.S. Navy was cancelled on 31 December 1943 prior to the laying of her keel.

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