From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol. III, p 150


A city in North Carolina.

(PF-101: dp. 1,264; 1. 303' l1'': b. 37'6'' ; dr. 13'8'': s. 20 k.: cpl. 190; a. 3 3'' ; cl. Tacoma)

Greensboro ( PF-101), ex-PG-209, ex-MC Hull 1973 was launched under Maritime Commission contract 9 February 1944 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, Ohio ; sponsored by Mrs. C. I. Carlson: and commissioned at the Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Md., 29 January 1945, Lt. Cmdr. Henry P. Kniskern, USCG, in command.

Manned by a Coast Guard crew, Greensboro remained at Curtis Bay, Md., undergoing outfitting and conversion for weather patrol duty. On 14 February she cleared Baltimore Harbor for Bermuda via Norfolk for shakedown, then escort duties to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Kingston, Jamaica.

Greensboro arrived Boston 23 March for further conversion to air-sea rescue and weather patrol ship. Sailing 11 April she conducted ASW exercises out of Casco Bay, Maine, en route to Argentia, Newfoundland, arriving 22 April. For 10 months she performed vital air-sea rescue and weather patrol duty, with occasional escort missions, operating out of Newfoundland, the Azores and Recife Brazil. Greensboro returned to Boston 11 February 1946 and remained there until she decommissioned 14 March 1946. Her name was struck from the Navy List 23 April 1947 and sold for scrapping 22 April 1948 to the Southern Shipbuilding Co., New Orleans, La.