Patrol Frigates (PF)

Most recent update: April 26, 2015.


 In WWII, the U.S. Maritime Commission, acting on behalf of the Navy, contracted with eight shipbuilders for the construction of 100 300-foot patrol frigates, of a design - designated S2-S2-AQ1 - that was based on the Royal Navy's River-class corvette, of which two were bought from Canadian Vickers.  Four of the 100 were later cancelled, leaving a total fleet of 98.  Of this fleet, 37 were almost immediately transferred to the Dept. of Commerce for service as weather ships; the 21 built in Providence by Walsh-Kaiser were re-designated Colony-class frigates and delivered to the RN at the shipyard; when the war ended, 28 were transferred to the U.S.S.R., six went to other nations and six were scrapped.  Since the war, the Navy has not built any patrol frigates for its own use, preferring smaller vessels.  In the 1960s and 70s, however, six ships were built to essentially the same design, four for Iran and two for Thailand.

Type # Original Name Owner Shipbuilder Hull # LDT LOA Delivery

Disposition

PF 1 Adur/Asheville U.S. Navy Canadian Vickers 155 2,360 301 1-Dec-42 To Argentina 1946 as Hercules (P 31), Juan B. Azobardo (GC 11) 1961
PF 2 Annan/Natchez U.S. Navy Canadian Vickers 156 2,360 301 16-Dec-42 To Dom. Rep. 1948 as Juan Pablo Duarte (F 102), wrecked 1949, restored as yacht Moineau
PF 3 Tacoma U.S. Navy Kaiser Richmond 46 1,420 304 6-Nov-43 To USSR 1945 as EK-12, to Korea 1951 as Tae Tong (F 63), museum 1973
PF 4 Sausalito U.S. Navy Kaiser Richmond 47 1,420 304 4-Mar-44 To USSR 1945 as EK-13, to Korea 1952 as Im Chin (F 66), scrapped 1973
PF 5 Hoquiam U.S. Navy Kaiser Richmond 48 1,420 304 8-May-44 To USSR 1945 as EK-14, to Korea 1951 as Nak Tong (F 65), scrapped 1973
PF 6 Pasco U.S. Navy Kaiser Richmond 49 1,420 304 15-Apr-44 To USSR 1945 as EK-15, to Japan 1953 as Kashi (PF 283), to Korea 1969 for parts, converted to floating pier
PF 7 Albuquerque U.S. Navy Kaiser Richmond 50 1,420 304 20-Dec-43 To USSR 1945 as EK-16, to Japan 1953 as Tochi (PF 296), scrapped 1971
PF 8 Everett U.S. Navy Kaiser Richmond 51 1,420 304 22-Jan-44 To USSR 1945 as EK-17, to Japan 1953 as Kiri (PF 291), scrapped 1972
PF 9 Pocatello U.S. Navy Kaiser Richmond 52 1,420 304 18-Feb-44 Weather ship 1944, scrapped 1947
PF 10 Brownsville U.S. Navy Kaiser Richmond 53 1,420 304 6-May-44 Scrapped 1947
PF 11 Grand Forks U.S. Navy Kaiser Richmond 54 1,420 304 18-Mar-44 Scrapped 1947
PF 12 Casper U.S. Navy Kaiser Richmond 55 1,420 304 31-Mar-44 Scrapped 1947
PF 13 Pueblo U.S. Navy Kaiser Richmond 56 1,420 304 27-May-44 Weather ship 1944, to Dom. Rep. 1947 as Presidente Troncoso (F 103), Gregario Lupon 1962, scrapped 1982
PF 14 Grand Island U.S. Navy Kaiser Richmond 57 1,420 304 27-May-44 To Cuba 1947 as Maximo Gomez (F 303), struck 1964, wreck in Mariel Bay
PF 15 Annapolis U.S. Navy AmShip Lorain 842 1,420 304 4-Jul-44 To Mexico 1947 as General Vicente Guerrero, later Rio Usumacinta, scrapped 1964
PF 16 Bangor U.S. Navy AmShip Lorain 843 1,420 304 22-Aug-44 To Mexico 1947 as General Jose Maria Morelos, later Golfo de Tehuantepec, scrapped 1964
PF 17 Key West U.S. Navy AmShip Lorain 844 1,420 304 7-Aug-44 Weather ship 1945, scrapped 1947
PF 18 Alexandria U.S. Navy AmShip Lorain 845 1,420 304 11-Mar-45 Weather ship 1945, scrapped 1947
PF 19 Huron U.S. Navy AmShip Clevel'd 1011 1,420 304 7-Sep-44 Damaged 1944, repaired, sold for scrap 1947 but converted to coastal passenger ship Jose Marcelino (Brazil), scrapped 1965
PF 20 Gulfport U.S. Navy AmShip Clevel'd 1012 1,420 304 16-Sep-44 Weather ship 1945, scrapped 1947
PF 21 Bayonne U.S. Navy AmShip Clevel'd 1013 1,420 304 14-Feb-45 To USSR 1945 as EK-24 1945, to Japan 1953 as Buna (PF 294) 1953, scrapped 1972
PF 22 Gloucester U.S. Navy Butler Superior 19 1,420 304 10-Dec-43 To USSR 1945 as EK-26, to Japan 1853 as Tsuge (PF 292), struck 1970, to Korea 1973 for spare parts
PF 23 Shreveport U.S. Navy Butler Superior 20 1,420 304 24-Apr-44 Scrapped 1947
PF 24 Muskegon U.S. Navy Butler Superior 21 1,420 304 16-Dec-43 Weather ship 1944, to USCG 1946 as WPF 24, to France 1947 as Mermoz (F 14), scrapped 1958
PF 25 Charlottesville U.S. Navy Butler Superior 22 1,420 304 10-Apr-44 To USSR 1945 as EK-1, to Japan 1953 as Maki (PF 298), scrapped 1972
PF 26 Poughkeepsie U.S. Navy Butler Superior 23 1,420 304 6-Sep-44 To USSR 1945 as EK-25, to Japan 1953 as Momi (PF 284), to Korea 1969 for spare parts, scrapped 1972 
PF 27 Newport U.S. Navy Butler Superior 24 1,420 304 8-Sep-44 To USSR 1945 as EK-27, to Japan 1953 as Kaede (PF 293), no longer active
PF 28 Emporia U.S. Navy Butler Superior 25 1,420 304 12-Jun-44 Weather ship 1944, to France 1945 as Le Verrier, scrapped 1958
PF 29 Groton U.S. Navy Butler Superior 26 1,420 304 5-Sep-44 To Colombia 1947 as Almirante Padilla (FG 11), struck 1965
PF 30 Hingham U.S. Navy Butler Superior 27 1,420 304 3-Nov-44 Weather ship 1944, scrapped 1947
PF 31 Grand Rapids U.S. Navy Butler Superior 28 1,420 304 26-Oct-44 Weather ship 1944, scrapped 1947
PF 32 Woonsocket U.S. Navy Butler Superior 29 1,420 304 27-Jul-44 Weather ship 1944, to Peru 1947 as Tenente Galvez (F 1) 1947, scrapped 1961
PF 33 Dearborn U.S. Navy Butler Superior 30 1,420 304 17-Jul-44 Weather ship 1944, scrapped 1947
PF 34 Long Beach U.S. Navy Consol. Wilm. 519 1,420 304 8-Sep-43 To USSR 1945 as EK-2, to Japan 1953 as Shii (PF 17), scrapped 1970
PF 35 Belfast U.S. Navy Consol. Wilm. 520 1,420 304 24-Nov-43 To USSR 1945 as EK-3, lost 1948
PF 36 Glendale U.S. Navy Consol. Wilm. 521 1,420 304 1-Oct-43 To USSR 1945 as EK-4, to Thailand 1951 as Tachin (F 1), scrapped 1977
PF 37 San Pedro U.S. Navy Consol. Wilm. 522 1,420 304 23-Oct-43 To USSR 1945 as EK-5, to Japan 1953 as Kaya (PF 288), sunk as target 1979
PF 38 Coronado U.S. Navy Consol. Wilm. 523 1,420 304 17-Nov-43 To USSR 1945 as EK-6, to Japan 1953 as Sugi (PF 285), scrapped 1970
PF 39 Ogden U.S. Navy Consol. Wilm. 524 1,420 304 20-Dec-43 To USSR 1945 as EK-7, to Japan 1953 as Kusu (PF 281), scrapped 1977
PF 40 Eugene U.S. Navy Consol. Wilm. 525 1,420 304 15-Jan-44 Weather ship 1944, to Cuba 1957 as Jose Marti (F 301), hulked 1976
PF 41 El Paso U.S. Navy Consol. Wilm. 526 1,420 304 1-Dec-43 Weather ship 1944, scrapped 1947
PF 42 Van Buren U.S. Navy Consol. Wilm. 527 1,420 304 17-Dec-43 Weather ship 1944, scrapped 1947
PF 43 Orange U.S. Navy Consol. Wilm. 528 1,420 304 1-Jan-44 Weather ship 1944, scrapped 1947
PF 44 Corpus Christi U.S. Navy Consol. Wilm. 529 1,420 304 29-Jan-44 Weather ship 1944, scrapped 1947
PF 45 Hutchinson U.S. Navy Consol. Wilm. 530 1,420 304 3-Feb-44 Weather ship 1944, to Mexico 1947 as General Hermenegildo Galeono, later Golfo de California, scrapped 1964
PF 46 Bisbee U.S. Navy Consol. Wilm. 531 1,420 304 15-Feb-44 To USSR 1945 as EK-18, to Colombia 1952 as Capitan Tono (FG 12), scrapped 1962
PF 47 Gallup U.S. Navy Consol. Wilm. 532 1,420 304 29-Feb-44 To USSR 1945 as EK-19, to Thailand 1951 as Prasae (F 2), inactive 1972
PF 48 Rockford U.S. Navy Consol. Wilm. 533 1,420 304 6-Mar-44 To USSR 1945 as EK-20, to Korea 1950 as Apnok (F 62), sunk as target 1953
PF 49 Muskogee U.S. Navy Consol. Wilm. 534 1,420 304 16-Mar-44 To USSR 1945 as EK-21, to Korea 1950 as Du Man (F 61), scrapped 1972
PF 50 Carson City U.S. Navy Consol. Wilm. 535 1,420 304 24-Mar-44 To USSR 1945 as EK-22, to Japan 1953 as Sakura (PF 290), hulked 1966
PF 51 Burlington U.S. Navy Consol. Wilm. 536 1,420 304 3-Apr-44 To USSR 1945 as EK-23, to Colombia 1953 as Almirante Brion (FG 14), scrapped 1968
PF 52 Allentown U.S. Navy Froemming 9 1,420 304 24-Mar-44 To USSR 1945 as EK-8, to Japan 1953 as Ume (PF 289), scrapped 1971
PF 53 Machias U.S. Navy Froemming 10 1,420 304 29-Mar-44 To USSR 1945 as EK-9, to Japan 1953 as Nara (PF 282), scrapped 1969
PF 54 Sandusky U.S. Navy Froemming 11 1,420 304 18-Apr-44 To USSR 1945 as EK-10, to Japan 1953 as Nire (PF 287), scrapped 1970
PF 55 Bath U.S. Navy Froemming 12 1,420 304 1-Sep-44 To USSR 1945 as EK-11, to Japan 1953 as Matsu (PF 286), scrapped 1966
PF 56 Covington U.S. Navy Globe SB 110 1,420 304 7-Aug-44 Weather ship 1944, to Ecuador 1947 as Guayas (E 21), struck 1974
PF 57 Sheboygan U.S. Navy Globe SB 111 1,420 304 14-Oct-44 Weather ship 1944, to Belgium 1946 as Luitenant ter Zee Victor Billet (F 910), scrapped 1959
PF 58 Abilene U.S. Navy Globe SB 112 1,420 304 28-Oct-44 Weather ship 1944, to the Netherlands 1947 as Cirrus, scrapped 1962
PF 59 Beaufort U.S. Navy Globe SB 113 1,420 304 28-Aug-44 Weather ship 1944, scrapped 1947
PF 60 Charlotte U.S. Navy Globe SB 114 1,420 304 9-Oct-44 Weather ship 1944, sold for scrap 1947 but converted to a coastal passenger ship for Brazil, scrapped 1965
PF 61 Manitowoc U.S. Navy Globe SB 115 1,420 304 5-Dec-44 Weather ship 1944, to France 1947 as Le Brix (F 15), scrapped 1958
PF 62 Gladwyne U.S. Navy Globe SB 116 1,420 304 18-Aug-44 Weather ship 1944, to Mexico 1947 as General Nicolas Bravo, later Rio Papaloapan, scrapped 1964
PF 63 Moberly U.S. Navy Globe SB 117 1,420 304 30-Aug-44 Weather ship 1944, scrapped 1947
PF 64 Knoxville U.S. Navy Smith SB 307 1,420 304 29-Apr-44 Weather ship 1944, to Dominican Republic 1947 as Presidente Peynado (F 104), scrapped 1982
PF 65 Chattanooga U.S. Navy Smith SB 308 1,420 304 15-Sep-44 Weather ship 1944, to Argentina 1947 as Sarandi (P 33), scrapped 1968
PF 66 Reading U.S. Navy Smith SB 309 1,420 304 19-Aug-44 Weather ship 1944, to Argentina 1947 as Heroina (P 32), scrapped 1966
PF 67 Peoria U.S. Navy Smith SB 310 1,420 304 15-Oct-44 Weather ship 1944, to Cuba 1947 as Antonio Maceo (F 302), scrapped 1976
PF 68 Brunswick U.S. Navy Smith SB 311 1,420 304 3-Oct-44 Weather ship 1944, scrapped 1947
PF 69 Davenport U.S. Navy Smith SB 312 1,420 304 15-Feb-45 Weather ship 1944, scrapped 1947
PF 70 Evansville U.S. Navy Smith SB 313 1,420 304 4-Dec-44 To USSR as EK-28 1945, to Japan 1953 as Keyaki (PF 295), scrapped 1977
PF 71 New Bedford U.S. Navy Smith SB 314 1,420 304 17-Jul-44 Scrapped 1947
PF 72 Hallowel U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1654 1,420 304 15-Oct-43 To Britain 1944 as HMS Anguilla (K 500), returned 1946, scrapped 1949
PF 73 Hammond U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1655 1,420 304 4-Nov-43 To Britain 1944 as HMS Antigua (K 501), returned 1946, scrapped 1947
PF 74 Hargood U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1656 1,420 304 24-Nov-43 To Britain 1944 as HMS Ascension (K 502), returned 1946, scrapped 1947
PF 75 Hotham U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1657 1,420 304 6-Dec-43 To Britain 1944 as HMS Bahamas (K 503), returned 1946, scrapped 1947
PF 76 Halsted U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1658 1,420 304 18-Dec-43 To Britain 1944 as HMS Barbados (K 504), returned 1946, scrapped 1947
PF 77 Hannam U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1659 1,420 304 31-Dec-43 To Britain 1944 as HMS Caicos (K 505), to Argentina 1947 as Santisima Trinidad (P 34), later Comodoro Augusto Laserre (Q 9), scrapped 1970
PF 78 Harland U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1660 1,420 304 20-Jan-44 To Britain 1944 as HMS Cayman (K 506), returned 1946, scrapped 1947
PF 79 Harnam U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1661 1,420 304 25-Jan-44 To Britain 1944 as HMS Dominica (K 507), returned 1946, scrapped 1947
PF 80 Harvey U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1662 1,420 304 5-Feb-44 To Britain 1944 as HMS Gold Coast (K 584), renamed HMS Labuan, returned 1946, scrapped 1947
PF 81 Holmes U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1663 1,420 304 12-Aug-44 To Britain 1944 as HMS Hong Kong (K 585), renamed HMS Tobago, returned 1946, to Egypt 1947, scuttled in the Suez Canal 1956
PF 82 Hornby U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1664 1,420 304 31-Aug-44 To Britain 1944 as HMS Montserrat (K 586), returned 1946, scrapped 1947
PF 83 Hoste U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1665 1,420 304 31-Jul-44 To Britain 1944 as HMS Nyasaland (K 587), returned 1946, scrapped 1947
PF 84 Howett U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1666 1,420 304 25-Jul-44 To Britain 1944 as HMS Papua (K 588), returned 1946, to Egypt 1947, scuttled in the Suez Canal 1956
PF 85 Pilford U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1667 1,420 304 6-Jul-44 To Britain 1944 as HMS Pitcairn (K 589), returned 1946, scrapped 1947
PF 86 Pasley U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1668 1,420 304 19-Feb-44 To Britain 1944 as HMS St. Helena (K 590), returned 1946, scrapped 1947
PF 87 Patton U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1669 1,420 304 18-Jul-44 To Britain 1944 as HMS Sarawak (K 591), returned 1946, scrapped 1947
PF 88 Pearl U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1670 1,420 304 27-Jun-44 To Britain 1944 as HMS Seychelles (K 592), returned 1946, scrapped 1947
PF 89 Phillimore U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1671 1,420 304 16-Mar-44 To Britain 1944 as HMS Sierra Leone (K 593), renamed HMS Perim, returned 1946, scrapped 1947
PF 90 Popham U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1672 1,420 304 24-Jun-44 To Britain 1944 as HMS Somaliland (K 594), returned 1946, scrapped 1947
PF 91 Peyton U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1673 1,420 304 15-May-44 To Britain 1944 as HMS Tortola (K 595), returned 1946, scrapped 1947
PF 92 Prowse U.S. Navy Walsh-Kaiser 1674 1,420 304 21-Jun-44 To Britain 1944 as HMS Zanzibar (K 596), returned 1946, scrapped 1947
PF 93 Roanoke/Lorain U.S. Navy AmShip Lorain 846 1,420 304 15-Jan-45 Weather ship 1945, to France 1947 as Laplace, sunk by a WWII mine 1950
PF 94 Sitka U.S. Navy AmShip Lorain 847 1,420 304 18-Jan-45 Weather ship 1945, scrapped 1948
PF 95 Stamford U.S. Navy AmShip Lorain 848 1,420 304   Cancelled 1943
PF 96 Macon U.S. Navy AmShip Lorain 849 1,420 304   Cancelled 1943
PF 97 Sitka/Lorain U.S. Navy AmShip Lorain 850 1,420 304   Cancelled 1943
PF 98 Milledgeville U.S. Navy AmShip Lorain 851 1,420 304   Cancelled 1943
PF 99 Orlando U.S. Navy AmShip Clevel'd 1014 1,420 304 11-Nov-44 Weather ship 1945, scrapped 1947
PF 100 Racine U.S. Navy AmShip Clevel'd 1015 1,420 304 22-Jan-45 Weather ship 1945, scrapped 1947
PF 101 Greensboro U.S. Navy AmShip Clevel'd 1016 1,420 304 29-Jan-45 Weather ship 1945, scrapped 1947
PF 102 Forsyth U.S. Navy AmShip Clevel'd 1017 1,420 304 11-Feb-45 Weather ship 1945, to the Netherlands 1947 as Cumulus, scrapped 1962

Patrol Frigates Built Since WWII

PF 103 Bayandor Iranian Navy Levingston SB 641 1,540 300 18-May-64 F 25, active
PF 104 Naghdi Iranian Navy Levingston SB 642 1,540 300 22-Jul-64 F 26, active
PF 105 Milanian Iranian Navy Levingston SB 668 1,540 300 10-Dec-68 F 27, sunk 1982
PF 106 Kahnamuie Iranian Navy Levingston SB 669 1,540 300 26-Jan-69 F 28, sunk 1982
PF 107 Tapi Thai Navy AmShip Toledo 199 1,172 300 1-Nov-71 PF 5, active
PF 108 Khirarat Thai Navy Norshipco   1,172 300 10-Aug-74 PF 6, active