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Albuquerque (PF 7)



Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Fox - Jig

ex-PG-115


Albuquerque served the Navies of the United States, the Soviet Union and Japan.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate: (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally designated as Patrol Gunboat, PG-115; Redesignated a Patrol Frigate, PF-7, 15 April 1943; Laid down under Maritime Commission Contract, (MC hull 1425), by Kaiser Cargo Inc., Richmond, CA; Launched, 14 September 1943; Commissioned USS Albuquerque (PF-7), 20 December 1943; Decommissioned 16 August 1945 at Cold Harbor, Alaska; Loaned to the Soviet Union 17 August 1945 under the Lend-Lease Program as EK-16; Returned to U.S. custody 15 November 1949 at Yokosuka, Japan; Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Yokosuka; Recommissioned at Yokosuka 30 October 1950; Decommissioned, 28 February 1953; Transferred on loan to Japan 30 November 1953 as Tochi (PF 296); Struck from the Naval Register, 1 December 1961; Returned briefly to U.S. Navy custody, 28 August 1962; Almost simultaneously, the frigate was permanently retransferred to Japan; Reclassified as a Auxiliarey Stock Vessel, YAC-15, 31 March 1965; Decommissioned 31 March 1969; Returned to U.S. custody 9 July 1971. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 1,430 t.; Length, 303' 11"(oa); Bean 37' 6"; Draft 13' 8"; Speed 20.3 kts.; Complement 190; Armament three 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts, two twin 40mm gun mounts , nine 20mm guns, one Hedgehog depth charge projector, eight Y-gun depth charge projectors, two depth charge racks; Propulsion two 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp verticle triple expansion J. Hendy Iron Works engines, two shafts.


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Albuquerque 77k Broadside view off of San Francisco, Calif., 21 March 1944. She was at Mare Island Navy Yard 4 February 1944.
U.S. Navy photo 1826-44
Darryl L. Baker
Albuquerque 73k Forty-five degree off centerline view off of San Francisco, Calif., 7 February 1944.
U.S. Navy photo 913-44
Darryl L. Baker
Albuquerque 341k Aft plan view of the Albuquerqueat Mare Island on 20 March 1944. She was at the shipyard from 9 March until 21 March 1944. The USS Denver (CL 58) is in the bachground.
U.S. Navy photo 1821-44
Darryl L. Baker
Albuquerque 310k Forward plan view of the Albuquerque at Mare Island on 20 March 1944. She was at the shipyard from 9 March until 21 March 1944. The stern of the USS Denver (CL 58) is in the bachground.
U.S. Navy photo 1823-44
Darryl L. Baker
Albuquerque 94k One hundred thirty-five degree view off of San Francisco, Calif. on 7 February 1944.
U.S. Navy photo 914-44
Darryl L. Baker
Albuquerque 69k 20 May 1944 Robert Hurst

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Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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