From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


Captain William Hargood, RN, commanded Belleis1e at Trafalgar.

(PF - 74: dp. 1,430; l. 303'11"; b. 37'6"; dr. 13'8"; s. 20 k.; cpl. 190; a. 3 3"; cl. Tacoma)

Hargood (PF-74), originally PG-182, was built under Maritime Commission contract by Walsh-Raiser Co., Inc., Providence, R.I. Intended for use by the United Kingdom, she was reclassified PF-74 15 April 1943; renamed Ascension; and launched 7 April 1943 [Vol. IV, errata: 6 August], sponsored by Mrs. A. A. Kirby. Ascension was then completed and transferred under lend-lease to the United Kingdom 24 November 1943 as a part of the 21-ship "Colony" class. She served as a patrol and escort craft until being returned to the United States 31 May 1946. She was sold 16 October 1947 to Hudson Valley Shipwrecking Corp., Newburg [sic; Newburgh], N.Y.

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