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Hoste

 

(Pf-83: dp. 1,430; l. 303'11"; b. 37'8" ; dr. 13'8"; s. 20 k.; epl. 190; a. 3 3" ; cl. Taootna)

 

Hoste (PF-83), originally designated PG-191, was built under Maritime Commission contract by Walsh-Kaiser Co. Inc., Providence, R.I. Intended for use by the United Kingdom, she was reclassifled PF-83 15 April 1943, renamed Nyasaland, and launched 6 October 1943, sponsored by Mrs. William A. Cahir. Nyasaland was then completed and transferred under Lend-Lease to the United Kingdom 31 July 1944 as part of the 21 ship "Colony"-class. She served as a patrol and escort vessel until being returned to the United States 15 April 1946. The frisrate was subsequently sold to Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa., 10 November 1947, and scrapped.