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Gallup (PF-47)



Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Uncle - William

ex-PG-155



Gallup served the Navies of the United States, the USSR and Thailand.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-155
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-47, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 18 August 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract by the Consolidated Steel Corp, Ltd., Los Angeles, CA.
  • Launched 17 September 1943
  • Commissioned USS Gallup (PF-47), 29 February 1944 at San Pedro, CA
  • Decommissioned 26 August 1945 at Cold Harbor, Alaska
  • Transferred under the Lend-Lease Program to the Soviet Union and reclassified EK-19
  • Returned to U.S. custody 14 November 1949 at Yokosuka, Japan and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Recommissioned 18 October 1950
  • Decommissioned 29 October 1951, transferred on loan under the Mutual Assistance Program to Thailand and renamed HTMS Prasae (PF 2)
  • Reclassified PF-412
  • Struck from the Thai Navy Register and decommissioned 22 June 2000
  • Preserved as a memorial at Sattahib Naval Base. She was towed to the Prasae river on 22 December 2003 and sit on a landlocked display 27 December 2003 as the HTMS Prasae Memorial at the mouth of the Prasae river,
    Rayong province (about 300 km. east of Bangkok) by the Prasae river Communities Committee. Her original three US. 3/50 guns were preserved by the Royal Thai Navy for spare part (this gun is still in use on some ships)
    and replaced onboard by an older Bofors 75/51 mm guns. A pair of single Bofors 40/60mm guns were also removed, nine Oerlikon 20mm guns still remain.

    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
    USS Gallup (PF 47)
    Gallup 34k In dry dock Stinson Duvall
    HTMS Prasae (PF 2)
    Glendale/Gallup 77k Glendale (PF 36) and Gallup fly the flags of Thailand, during transfer ceremonies at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, 29 October 1951. Both ships are still wearing their U.S. Navy numbers.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 97102 from the "All Hands" collection at the Naval Historical Center
    Fred Weiss
    Gallup 55k c. 1965 Robert Hurst
    Gallup 93k c. 1967
    Chao Praya River, Thailand
    The stern of the Destroyer escort Pin Klao (DE-3), ex-USS Hemminger (DE-746) can be seen off her bow
    Photo courtesy of Karsten Petersen
    Robert Hurst
    HTMS Prasae (PF 412)
    Gallup 100k 25 September 2006 NyeNAVA
    Gallup 158k
    Gallup 126k
    Gallup 227k
    Gallup 148k

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Clayton M. Opp, USCG29 February 1944
    02LCDR William Walker Boyd, Jr., USN18 October 1950
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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