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Brunswick- PF-68

Brunswick

Brunswick is a city in Georgia.

Brunswick, a lighthouse service lightship, served with the Navy(PP-68: dp. RD`; 1. 303'11"; b. 37'6"; dr. 13'8"; s. 20.3
k.; cpl. 190; a. 2 3"; cl. Tacoma)

Brunswick (PF-68) was launched 6 November 1943 by Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; sponsored by Mrs. K. G. Berrie.'wife of the Mayor of Brunswick, Ga.; and commissioned 3 October 1944, Lieutenant Commander B. B. Sherry, USCG, in command.

Between 11 December 1944 and 7 June 1945 the Coast Guard manned Brunswick served as a convoy escort vessel on three voyages between the east coast and Oran, Algeria, and return.

On 7 June 1945 she entered Philadelphia Navy Yard

for conversion to a weather ship and then served on weather patrol in the North Atlantic from 9 July 1945 until 24 March 1946. She then commenced her preinactivation overhaul at Boston and was decommissioned 3 May 1946. Brunswick was sold 9 April 1947.