USCGC Pontchartrain (1928)
USCGC Pontchartrain (1928) was a Lake-class cutter belonging to the United States Coast Guard launched on 16 June 1928 and commissioned on 13 October 1928 . After 13 years of service in the Coast Guard, she was transferred to the Royal Navy as part of the Lend-Lease Act. She was sunk in 1942 off Oran Harbor.
USCGC Pontchartrain, underway, pre-World War II.
|Name:||USCGC Pontchartrain (1928)|
|Builder:||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation|
|Laid down:||29 November 1927|
|Launched:||16 June 1928|
|Commissioned:||13 October 1928|
|Decommissioned:||30 April 1941|
|Fate:||Transferred to Royal Navy, 30 April 1941|
|Name:||HMS Hartland (Y00)|
|Commissioned:||30 April 1941|
|Fate:||Sunk off Oran Harbour, 8 November 1942.|
|Class and type:|
|Displacement:||2,075 long tons (2,108 t)|
|Length:||250 ft (76 m)|
|Beam:||42 ft (13 m)|
|Draft:||12 ft 11 in (3.94 m)|
|Propulsion:||1 × General Electric turbine-driven 3,350 shp (2,500 kW) electric motor, 2 boilers|
US Coast Guard - Pontchartrain
Royal Navy - Hartland
As part of the Lend-Lease Act she was transferred to the Royal Navy where she was renamed HMS Hartland (Y00) and commissioned on 30 April 1941. In November 1942, while taking part in Operation Reservist, she was sunk by gunfire from the French destroyer Typhon off Oran Harbor taking 34 crew members with her.