USS Eugene (PF-40)
|Builder:||Consolidated Steel Corporation, Wilmington, California|
|Launched:||6 July 1943|
|Commissioned:||15 January 1944|
|Decommissioned:||12 June 1946|
|Struck:||19 July 1946|
|2 battle stars (World War II)|
|Fate:||Transferred to Cuba, 1947|
|Name:||José Martí (F301)|
|Class and 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)|
|Speed:||20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)|
Eugene (PF-40) was launched at the Consolidated Steel Corporation shipyard in Wilmington, California, on 6 July 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Frank D. Cross; and commissioned on 15 January 1944, with Commander C. R. MacLean, USCG, in command.
Arriving off the coast of Australia in late June 1944, she engaged in anti-submarine patrol off New Guinea and the Philippines, transported personnel, bombarded the shore at Soepiori Island, but principally escorted convoys among the islands of the area.
In December 1944, she returned to the United States for overhaul. She returned briefly to convoy duty until 25 May 1945, when she was converted to a weather ship, and performed this duty until arriving at Charleston, South Carolina, for decommissioning on 12 June 1946. Eugene was stricken from the Navy List on 19 July 1946.
Eugene was transferred to Cuba in 1947 and renamed José Martí (F 301). She was scrapped in 1976.