Harland PF-78 - History


(PF-78: dp. 1430; 1. 303'11" ; b. 37'6" ; s. 20 k.; dr. 13'8" cpl. 190; a. 3 3"; cl. Tacoma; T. S2-S2-AQI)

Harland (PF-78), originally designated PG-186, was built under Maritime Commission contract by WalshKaiser Co., Inc., Providence, R.I. Intended for use by the United Kingdom, she was reclassified PF-78 15 April 1943, renamed Cayman, and launched 6 September 1943, sponsored by Mrs. James Gillies. Cayman was then completed and transferred to the United Kingdom under lend-lease 20 January 1944 as part of the 21-ship "Colony" class. She served as a patrol vessel and escort ship until being returned to the United States 23 April 1946. The frigate was sold for scrap I July 1947, to the United Dock Corp., New York.

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