From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol. VII, p 11


(PG-98: dp. 925; 1. 205'0''; b. 33'0''; dr. 14'6''; a. 16k.; cpl. 87; a. 2 3''; cl. Temptress)

Tact (PG-98)-a Temptress-class patrol gunboat built for the United States Navy by Collingwood Shipyards, Ltd., Collingwood, Ontario, Canada-was launched on 14 November 1942. However, before seeing any service in the United States Navy, the ship was transferred to the United Kingdom under the Lend-Lease program on 21 June 1943 and served the Royal Navy as HMS Smilax until after the end of hostilities in Europe. Tact was returned to the United States on 18 October 1946 and sold by the Maritime Commission to the Argentine Republic.