USS Carolita (PYC-38)
|Namesake:||Original name retained|
|Acquired:||by purchase, 1 April 1942|
|Commissioned:||6 November 1942|
|Decommissioned:||28 February 1944|
|Fate:||Used as a target ship|
|Displacement:||236 long tons (240 t)|
|Length:||133 ft 5 in (40.67 m)|
|Beam:||23 ft (7.0 m)|
|Draft:||10 ft (3.0 m)|
|Speed:||14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)|
|Armament:||1 × 3 in (76 mm) gun|
Carolita was built in 1923 as Ripple by Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany; purchased by the Navy on 1 April 1942 from Herman G. Buckley, of Chicago, Illinois; and commissioned on 6 November 1942, Lieutenant (junior grade) A. W. Anderson, USNR, in command.
World War II operations
Sound School assignment
Carolita was decommissioned on 28 February 1944 and used as a target.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Photo gallery of USS Carolita at NavSource Naval History