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Hotham

 

(PF-75: dp. 1,430; l. 30311"; b. 37'8"; dr. 13'8"; s. 20 k.; cpl. 190; a. 3 3"; cl. Tacoma)

 

Hotham (PF-75), originally PG-183, was built under Maritime Commission contract by Walsh-Kaiser Co. Inc., Providence, R.I. Intended for use by the United Kingdom, she was reclassified PF-75 15 April 1943, renamed Bahamas, and launched 17 August 1943, Mrs. James A. Gallagher as sponsor. Bahamas was then completed and transferred to the United Kingdom under Lend-Lease 6 December 1943 as part of the 21-ship "Colony" class. She served as a patrol and escort craft until being returned to the United States 11 June 1946. The frigate was sold to John J. Duane Co., Quincy, Mass., 16 December 1947 and scrapped.