Please Report Any Broken Links Or Trouble You Might Come Across To The Webmaster Please Take A Moment To Let Us Know So That We Can Correct Any Problems And Make Your Visit As Enjoyable And As Informative As Possible.

NavSource Online: Frigate Photo Archive

Dearborn (PF 33)

Call sign:
November - Zulu - Uniform - Alpha


Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate: (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-141; Redesignated a Patrol Frigate, PF-33, 15 April 1943; Laid down 15 August 1943 as Toledo under a Maritime Commission contract by the Walter Butler Shipbuilding Co., Superior, Wisc.; Renamed Dearborn; Launched, 27 September 1943; Commissioned USS Dearborn (PF-33), 10 September 1944; Decommissioned, 5 June 1946 at Charleston, SC; Sold for scrap 8 July 1947.

Specifications: Displacement 1,430 t.; Length, 303' 11"(oa); Bean 37' 6"; Draft 13' 8"; Speed 20.3 kts.; Complement 176; Armament two 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 5,500 iHP Diamond Iron Works steam engines, two shafts.

Click On Image
For Full Size Image
Size Image Description Source
Dearborn 73k Courtesy of Ships Cook 2/c, Fred E. Murrary. Kevin Rauth, ETCS(SS), USN, Ret.

View the Dearborn (PF-33)
DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
Fleet Reserve Association

Back To The Main Photo Index Back To the Patrol Craft/Gunboat/Submarine Chaser Ship Type Index Back to the Patrol Gunboat (PG) Photo Index Back to the Patrol Frigate (PF) Photo Index

Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

This page created by Gary P. Priolo and maintained by Joe Radigan
© 2006 Joseph M. Radigan, © 1996 - 2006 NavSource Naval History. All Rights Reserved.