This article is about the cancelled
-class patrol frigate USS
. For the completed
-class frigate USS
USS Lorain (PF-93)
American Shipbuilding Company, Lorain, Ohio (proposed)
Vallejo to USS Lorain 19 November 1943
gunboat, PG-205, to patrol frigate, PF-97, 15 April 1943
Construction contract cancelled 11 February 1944
Class & type:
1,264 long tons (1,284 t)
303 ft 11 in (92.63 m)
37 ft 11 in (11.56 m)
13 ft 8 in (4.17 m)
2 × 5,500 shp (4,101 kW) turbines
knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
USS was a Lorain (PF-97) United States Navy Tacoma-class frigate authorized for construction during World War II but cancelled before construction could begin.
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.
On 7 February 1944, four days before
Lorain 's cancellation, her incomplete sister ship, the Tacoma-class patrol frigate USS Roanoke (PF-93) was renamed USS . Lorain (PF-93)
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