From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol. III p 370


(PF--75: dp. 1,430; 1. 303'11" ; b. 37'8" ; dr. 13'8" ; s. 20 k. ; cpl. 190; a. 3 3'' ; cl. Tacoma)

Hotham (PF-75), originally PG--183, was built under Maritime Commission contract by Walsh-Kaiser Co. Inc., Providence, RI. Intended for use by the United Kingdom, she was reclassified PF--75 15 April 1943, renamed Bahamas, and launched 17 August 1943, Mrs. James A. Gallagher as sponsor. Bahama was then completed and transferred to the United Kingdom under Lend-Lease 6 December 1943 as part of the 21-ship "Colony" class. She served as a patrol and escort craft until being returned to the United States 11 June 1946. The frigate was sold to John J. Duane Co., Quincy, Mass., 16 December 1947 and scrapped.