USS Lorain (PF-97)
|Namesake:||City of Lorain, Ohio|
|Builder:||American Shipbuilding Company, Lorain, Ohio|
|Renamed:||From Vallejo to Lorain, 19 November 1943|
|Reclassified:||From patrol gunboat, PG-205, to patrol frigate, PF-97, 15 April 1943|
|Fate:||Construction contract cancelled, 11 February 1944|
|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)|
Lorain originally was authorized as a patrol gunboat named USS Vallejo with the hull number PG-205, but she was redesignated as a patrol frigate with the hull number PF-97 on 15 April 1943. She was renamed USS Lorain on 19 November 1943.
Plans called for Lorain 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 11 February 1944 prior to the laying of her keel.