Allied Warships

USS Restless (PG-66)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered19 Sep 1939 
Laid down30 Oct 1939 
Launched24 Feb 1940 
Commissioned15 Mar 1942 
End service20 Aug 1945 

Ordered for French Navy but served in the Royal Navy as HMS Periwinkle.
Transferred to the U.S.N. on 15 March 1942 and commissioned as USS Restless on the same day.
Decommissioned on 20 August 1945 at Chatham, England.
Returned to the R.N. on 26 August 1945.
Stricken 17 September 1945.

Former nameHMS Periwinkle

Commands listed for USS Restless (PG-66)

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1Lt. Elmer Cecil Long, USN15 Mar 1942 (1)

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Notable events involving Restless include:

10 Apr 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Georgetown (Lt.Cdr. P.G. MacIver, RNR), HMS Salisbury (Lt.Cdr. M.H.R. Crichton, RN), HMS Asphodel (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN), HMS Rockingham (Lt.Cdr. A.H.T. Johns, RN), USS Temptress (Lt.Cdr. W.H. Kirvan, USN) and USS Restless (Lt. E.C. Long, USN). (2)


  2. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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