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Orange (PF-43)



Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Uncle - Peter

ex-PG-151


Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally assigned as Patrol Gunboat PG-151
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-43, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 7 July 1943 at Consolidated Steel, Los Angeles CA
  • Launched 6 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS Orange (PF-43), 1 January 1944
  • Decommissioned 28 October 1946 at Bremerton, WA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 23 April 1947
  • Sold for scrap 17 September 1947 to the Alaska Junk Co. of Seattle, WA.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,430 t. (lt), 2,415 t. (fl)
  • Length 303' 11"
  • Beam 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 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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    Size Image Description Source
    Orange 23k Mike Hanlon
    Orange 110k 19 February 1945
    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1975
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 82147
    Original photo: Robert Hurst
    Replacement photo: Mike Green

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