Allied Warships

USS Groton (PF-29)

Frigate of the Tacoma class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byWalter Butler Shipbuilding Co. (Superior, Wisconsin, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Dec 1942 
Laid down15 Jul 1943 
Launched14 Sep 1943 
Commissioned5 Sep 1944 
End service13 Mar 1946 

Decommissioned 13 March 1946 and transferred to the United states Coast Guard.
Decommissioned by the Coast Guard 29 September 1946 and returned to the U.S.N.
Transferred to Columbia on 26 March 1947 being renamed Almirante Padilla.


Commands listed for USS Groton (PF-29)

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Philip L Chase, USCGR24 Jun 1946
1John Nelson Zeller, USCG5 Sep 1944

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