From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol. I p 8


Action is the act or process of producing an effect or performing a function.

(PG-86: dp. 900; 1. 190' b. 33' dr. 14'7": s. 16.5 k. cpl. 90: a. 2 3''; cl. Active)

Action (PG-86) was launched 28 July 1942 by Collingwood Shipyard, Collingwood, Ontario, as a lend-lease vessel, HMS Comfrey. Taken over by the United States, she had the name Action assigned 13 August 1942. She was accepted 21 November 1942 and commissioned the following day, Lieutenant K. Read, USNR, in command.

From February 1948 to May 1945 Action escorted convoys between New York and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and patrolled along the east coast. She was decommissioned at Charleston Navy Yard 6 September 1945 and transferred to the Maritime Commission 18 February 1946.