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Milledgeville

 

A city in central Georgia.

 

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PF‑98, reclassified from PG‑206 on 15 April 1943, was named Milledgeville 11 October 1943 while under construction at American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, Ohio. However, her construction was canceled 31 December 1943 and her name was reassigned to PF‑94 on 7 February 1944.

 

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(PF‑94: dp. 1,430; l. 303'1"; 1). 37'6"; dr. 13'8"; s. 20 k.; cpl. 176; a. 3 3", 4 40mm., 9 20mm., 2 dct., 8 dcp., 1 dcp. (hh.); cl. Tacoma; T. S2‑S2‑AQ1)

 

The first Milledgeville (PF‑94), originally classified PG‑202, was reclassified PF‑94 on 15 April 1943; named Sitka 11 October 1943; laid down under Maritime Commission contract by American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, Ohio 9 November 1943; renamed Milledgeville 7 February 1944; launched 5 April 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Sara Allen Moore; and placed in service at New Orleans, La., 16 November 1944. She steamed to Charleston, S.C., 18 November; was placed out of service 24 November; and underwent conversion to a weather station ship in Charleston Navy Yard. Milledgeville commissioned 18 January 1945 at Charleston, Lt. Comdr. Joseph H. Hantman, USCG, in command.

 

Following shakedown and training off Bermuda, Mill-duty with TF 24. Between 3 and 5 April she sailed to Argentia, Newfoundland, and on the 7th she departed on her initial weather patrol in the North Atlantic. Until returning to Argentia 26 April, she operated on Weather Station No. 1 gathering meteorological information and maintaining air‑sea rescue patrols.

 

Between 11 May and 25 August Milledgeville carried out three more patrols in North Atlantic waters; thence, she steamed to Boston for overhaul during September. She returned to Argentia 7 October; completed her 5th North Atlantic patrol 29 October; and arrived Boston 5 November to prepare for weather station duty in the South Atlantic.

 

Departing Boston 16 November, Milledgeville sailed via Trinidad to Recife, Brazil, where she arrived 1 December. Between 19 and 31 December, she patrolled Weather Station No. 12 off Brazil, thence sailed to Trinidad and to Argentia, arriving off Newfoundland 20 January 1946. Milledgeville resumed North Atlantic patrol duty 21 January, and during the next several months she continued patrols while operating out of Argentia and Boston. She decommissioned at Boston 21 August 1946 and she was sold to Southern Scrap Material Co., New Orleans, La., 9 April 1946. Her name was struck from the Navy list 23 April 1947. She was scrapped 25 March 1948.