Allied Warships

USS Rockford (PF-48)

Frigate of the Tacoma class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp. (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Dec 1942 
Laid down28 Aug 1943 
Launched27 Sep 1943 
Commissioned6 Mar 1944 
End service27 Aug 1945 

Decommissioned 27 August 1945 at Cold Harbor, Alaska.
Transferred to the USSR the same day.
Returned to the U.S.N. 1 November 1949.
. Transferred to South Korea 23 October 1950 being renamed Apnok (62).
Apnok was damaged by collision 21 May 1951.
Returned to the U.S.N 3 September 1952.
Stricken 26 May 1952.
Sunk as a target on 30 September 1953.


Commands listed for USS Rockford (PF-48)

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1David H Bartlett, USCGR6 Mar 194412 Dec 1944 (1)

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Notable events involving Rockford include:

8 Nov 1944
Convoy PS 160T, made up of the following transports USS US Grant (AP 29, 9410 GRT, built 1907), USS Lynx (AK 100, 7176 GRT, built 1943), Duala (Norwegian, 1800 GRT, built 1938), Permanente (American, 9606 GRT, built 1902), Cape Cleare (American, 6711 GRT, built 1943) and the tanker Gulf Caribbean (American, 9299 GRT, built 1942) departed Pearl Harbour for San Francisco. The convoy was escorted by the frigate USS Rockford (M.C. McGuire, USCG) and the minesweeper USS Ardent (A.D. Curtis, USNR).



  2. Logbook USS Rockford for November 1944

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