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Parret

 

Parrett or Parret, a river in Dorset and Somerset, England.

 

(PG–109: dp. 1,870; l. 301’6”; b. 36’6”; dr. 11’6”; s. 20 k.; a. 3 3”; cl. River)

 

Parret (PG–109) was built for the United States in 1943 from British plans by Canadian Vickers, Ltd. Ottawa, Canada; launched 30 April 1943; transferred to the United Kingdom 31 August 1943 under Lend Lease Agreement; and commissioned 31 August 1943 as HMS Parret (K–304).

 

Parret served the British Royal Navy in the Atlantic during World War II and was returned to the U.S. Navy 5 February 1946 and placed in reserve. She was transferred to the Maritime Commission 5 May 1948 for disposal and subsequently sold and scrapped.