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Bayonne (PF 21)



Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Tare - How

ex-PG-129


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

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate: (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1). Laid down as a Patrol Gunboat, PG-129 under a Maritime Commission contract at American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, Ohio; Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-21, 15 April 1943; Launched, 11 September 1943; Delivered and commissioned USS Bayonne (PF-21), 14 February 1945; Decommissioned, 2 September 1945 at Cold Harbor, Alaska and leased by the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease Program as EK-24; Returned, 14 November 1949; Recommissioned, 28 July 1950 at Yokosuka, Japan; Decommissioned, 31 January 1953; Loaned to Japan, 31 January 1953 under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program as Buna (PF 294); Reclassified as an Auxiliary Stock Craft, YAC-11, 1 February 1965; Decommissioned 31 March 1965; Returned to U.S. custody 27 June 1967; Scrapped in 1972.

Specifications: Displacement 1,430 t.; Length, 303' 11"; 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 240psi 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp verticle triple expansion Koppers Co. engines, two shafts.


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Bayonne 64k Under construction Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Bayonne 36k - Joseph P. Heyde, RMC, USCG, Ret.
Bayonne 35k c. 1951.
US Navy Photo
Wayne Schafer
Bayonne 64k One eighth scale model made by Gilbert Yoffredo, Bayonne, NJ of the Bayonne Flotilla 2000 Committee. Wayne Schafer

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