Heim Church

Heim Church is a parish church in Heim municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located on the shore of the Hemnfjorden, it is the church for the Heim parish, part of the Orkdal prosti in the Diocese of Nidaros. The white, wooden church was built in a long church style in 1884 by the architect A. H. Thoresen; the church seats about 150 people. Construction on the wooden church was started in 1883; the church was built to serve the people in the Heim area since the trip to the main Hemne Church in Kyrksæterøra was long by road or boat, plus that church was full to capacity with the people of that area. The Heim Church was built by local builders for a cost of 12,500 kr; the church was consecrated on 16 January 1884. List of churches in Nidaros

USS Knoxville (PF-64)

USS Knoxville, a Tacoma-class frigate, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for Knoxville, Tennessee. Knoxville was launched on 10 July 1943, by the Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Company in Sturgeon Bay, under a Maritime Commission contract, sponsored by Mrs. Cecelia Daniel. After shakedown out of Bermuda, Knoxville arrived at Norfolk, Virginia, on 16 November, served as a training ship. Clearing Norfolk on 11 December, she escorted convoy UGS 63 to North Africa, arriving Oran on 28 December. On her return voyage the frigate searched for enemy U-boats that plagued Allied shipping at the approaches to the Straits of Gibraltar, arrived at Boston on 20 January 1945. During the early months of 1945, Knoxville escorted convoys across the submarine-infested Atlantic and she was dispatched for anti-submarine warfare search operations. Following her final escort cruise to the Azores, the patrol frigate arrived at Philadelphia on 1 June for conversion to a weather ship. Knoxville cleared Philadelphia on 17 June and two weeks took position on air-sea rescue and weather stations off Newfoundland.

For 10 months she operated from her post, flashing news of weather conditions to assist flight operations and ship movements in the Western Atlantic. Upon completion of her tour Knoxville returned to Charleston, South Carolina, where she was decommissioned on 13 June 1946 and was sold 22 September 1947 to the Dominican Republic. Knoxville served as Presidente Peynado in the Dominican Navy, she was renamed Capitán General Pedro Santana in 1962 and was stricken in 1979. This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships; the entry can be found here. Photo gallery of USS Knoxville at NavSource Naval History USS Knoxville