Allied Warships

USS Courage (PG-70)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered19 Sep 1939 
Laid down14 Nov 1939 
Launched20 Apr 1940 
Commissioned3 Apr 1942 
End service22 Aug 1945 

Decommissioned at Harwich, England on 22 August 1945 and returned to the Royal Navy the next day.
Sold on 22 July 1946.
Became the merchant ship Roskva in 1951.
Name changed to Douglas in 1956.
Name changed to Seabird in 1958.
Lost in December 1958.

Former nameHMS Heartsease

Commands listed for USS Courage (PG-70)

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1Lt. Christopher Sylvanus Barker, Jr., USN3 Apr 1942??? (1)

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Notable events involving Courage include:

16 Apr 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Winchelsea (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Gregorie, RNR), USCGC Campbell (Cdr. D.C. McNeil, USCG), USS Courage (Lt. C.S. Barker, Jr., USN) and USS Surprise (Lt. R.C.D. Hunt, Jr., USN). (2)


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

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