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Belfast (PF-35)

Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Uncle - Charlie


Belfast served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Laid down 26 March 1943 as Patrol Gunboat, PG-143 under a Maritime Commission contract, by the Consolidated Steel Corp, Ltd., Wilmington, CA
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-35, 15 April 1943
  • Launched 20 May 1943
  • Commissioned USS Belfast (PF-35), 24 November 1944
  • Decommissioned 11 July 1945 at Cold Bay, Alaska
  • Transferred 12 July 1945 under the Lend-Lease Program to the Soviet Union and reclassified EK-3
  • Ran aground 17 November 1948 during a storm off Petropavlovsk on the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Siberia
  • Declared a total loss 14 November 1949
  • Struck from the Navy Register 31 January 1950.


  • Displacement 1,430 t. (lt), 2,415 t. (fl)
  • Length 303' 11"
  • Beam 37' 6"
  • Draft 13' 8"
  • Speed 20.3 kts.
  • Complement 214
  • Armament: Three 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts, two twin 40mm gun mounts, nine 20mm gun mounts, two depth charge tracks, eight depth charge projectors, and one depth charge projector (hedgehog)
  • Propulsion: Two 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp J. Hendy Iron Works engines, two shafts.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR John J. Hutson, USCG24 November 1944
    01LT O. D. Rohlfs, USCGRJuly 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Joe Radigan

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