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USCGC Muskegon (WPF 24)
ex-USS Muskegon (PF 24)



Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Tare - Oboe

ex-PG-132


Muskegon served the Navies of the United States and France.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-132
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-24, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 11 May 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract, at Walter Butler Shipbuilding Co., Superior, Wisconsin
  • Launched 25 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS Muskegon (PF-24), 19 February 1944
  • Decommissioned 15 March 1946, transferred on loan to the Coast Guard and recommissioned USCG Muskegon (WPF-24)
  • Decommissioned by the Coast Guard and returned to U. S. Navy custody, 27 August 1946
  • Sold to France 26 March 1947 and renamed Mermoz (F-14)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 23 April 1947
  • Scrapped by France in the late 1950s.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,430 t.
  • Length 303' 11" (oa)
  • Beam 37' 6"
  • Draft 13' 8"
  • Speed 20.3 kts.
  • Complement 190
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts (the after 3-inch gun was removed and a weather balloon hanger was added), two twin 40mm gun mounts, nine 20mm guns, one Hedgehog depth charge projector, eight Y-gun depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp J. Hendy Iron Works vertical triple expansion steam engines, two shafts.
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    Muskegon 31k U.S. Navy photo LT Thomas Hughes, USN

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR George Denver Synon, USCG - Retired as Rear Admiral19 February 1944 - 25 October 1944
    02LCDR Joe L. Home, USCGR25 October 1944
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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