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Poughkeepsie (PF 26)



Call sign:
November - Zulu - Tango - Quebec

ex-PG-134


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

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-134
  • Redesignated as a Patrol Frigate, PF-26, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 3 June 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract by the Walter Butler Shipbuilding Co., Superior, Wisconsin
  • Launched 12 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS Poughkeepsie (PF-26), 6 September 1944
  • Decommissioned 1 October 1945 at Cold Harbor, Alaska
  • Transferred under the Lend Lease Program to the Soviet Union and reclassified EK-25, 2 October 1945
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists transfer date as August 1945
  • Returned to U.S. custody 31 October 1949 at Yokosuka, Japan and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Yokosuka
  • Transferred on loan to Japan 14 January 1953 and renamed Momi (PF 284)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 December 1961
  • Transferred outright to the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force 28 August 1962
  • Decommissioned 1 April 1965
  • Reclassified as an Auxiliary Stock Vessel, YAC-13, 31 March 1965
  • Discontinued use 31 March 1970
  • Returned to U.S. custody 12 July 1971
  • Transferred back to South Korea for cannibalization.

    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, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp Valley Iron Works vertical triple expansion steam engines, two shafts.
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