From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol. V, p 217


Parrett or Parret, a river in Dorset and Somerset, England.

(PG-109: dp. 1,870; 1. 301' 6''; b. 36'6''; dr. 11'6''; s. 20 k.; a. 3 3''; cl. River)

Parret (PG-109) was built for the United States in 1943 from British plans by Canadian Vickers, Ltd. Ottawa, Canada launched 30 April 1943; transferred to the United Kingdom 31 August 1943 under Lend Lease Agreement; and commissioned 31 August 1943 as HMS Parret (K-304).

Parret served the British Royal Navy in the Atlantic during World War II and was returned to the U.S. Navy 5 February 1946 and placed in reserve. She was transferred to the Maritime Commission 5 May 1948 for disposal and subsequently sold and scrapped.