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Bisbee (PF 46)



Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - William - Peter

ex-PG-154


Bisbee served the Navies of the United States, the Soviet Union and Columbia.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-154
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-46, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down by the Consolidated Steel Co., Ltd., Los Angeles, CA
  • Launched 7 September 1943
  • Commissioned USS Bisbee (PF-46), 15 February 1944
  • Decommissioned 26 August 1945 at Cold Harbor, Alaska
  • Transferred 27 August 1945 to the Soviet Union and reclassified EK-17 under the Lend-Lease Program
  • Returned to U.S. custody 1 November 1949 at Yokosuka Navy Yard, Yokosuka, Japan
  • Recommissioned 18 October 1950
  • Decommissioned 20 October 1951
  • Transferred to Columbia 13 February 1952 under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program and renamed ARC Capitan Tono (F 06)
  • Scrapped in 1963.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,430 t.
  • Length 303' 11"
  • 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 240psi 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp verticle triple expansion J. Hendy Iron Works engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS Bisbee (PF 46)
    Bisbee 94k 24 April 1944
    Off Coco Solo, Canal Zone
    National Archives photo 80-G-232334
    Mike Green
    Bisbee 58k c. September-October 1950
    Yokosuka Japan
    Paul Burket
    Crewmember 1950-51
    Bisbee 66k
    Bisbee 41k
    Bisbee 228k From the collection of Rigoberto Ramirez David Ramirez Molina
    ARC Capitan Tono (F 06)
    Bisbee 344k 24 July 1952
    Sasebo, Japan
    From the collection of Rigoberto Ramirez
    David Ramirez Molina

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