From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol. III p 228


(PF--73: dp. 1430 ; 1. 303'11" ; b. 37'6" ; dr. 13'8" ; s. 20 k. ; cpl. 190 ; a. 3 3" ; cl. Tacoma; T. S2--52--AQ1)

Hamond (PF--73), originally designated PG--181, was built under Maritime Commission contract by Walsh-Kaiser Co. Inc., Providence, RI. Intended for use by the United Kingdom, she was reclassified PF--73 15 April 1943, renamed Antigua, and launched 26 July 1943, Mrs. Louise M. Reddick sponsoring. Antigua was then completed and transferred to the United Kingdom under lend-lease 4 November 1943, as part of the 21-ship "Colony" class. She served as a patrol and escort ship until being returned to the United States 2 May 1946. The frigate was sold for scrap to the Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Chester, Pa.