From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol. 1, p 67


Asheville is a city in western North Carolina.

(PF-1: dp. 1335 ; 1. 301'6" ; b. 36'6" ; dr. 13'8" ; s. 20 k. ; cpl. 194 ; a. 3 3" ; cl. Asheville)

The second Asheville (PF-1) was laid down by Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal, Canada, for Lend-Lease as HMS Adur. Taken over by the United States during construction, she was launched 22 August 1942 and commissioned 1 December 1942, Lieutenant Commander R. P. Walker in command.

Initially assigned to the Eastern Sea Frontier, Asheville escorted convoys between New York and Guantanamo for most of 1943. During the winter of 1943-44 she patrolled off Cape Hatteras. Following a refit at Boston, Asheville took part in important Anti-Submarine Warfare Development experiments out of Quonset Point, R. I., and Port Everglades, Fla. From September 1945 until January 1946 she served as a radar experimental ship with TF 69. Decommissioned at Norfolk Navy Yard 14 January 1946, she was sold 13 June 1946.