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Carson City (PF 50)

Call sign:
November - Zulu - Yankee - Papa


Carson City served the Navies of the United States, the Union of Socialist Republic's and Japan.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate: (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as a Patrol Gunboat, PG-158; Redesignated a Patrol Frigate, PF-50, 15 April 1943; Laid down 28 September 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract at Consolidated Steel Corp, Ltd., Wilmington, CA.; Launched 13 November 1943; Commissioned USS Carson City (PF-50), 24 March 1944; Decommissioned 29 August 1945 at Cold Harbor, Alaska; Transferred under the Lend-Lease Program 30 August 1945 to the Soviet Union as EK-22; Returned to U.S. custody 31 October 1949 at Yokosuka, Japan; Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet at Yokosuka; Transferred on loan to the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force 30 April 1953 as Sakura (PF 290); Reclassified as an Auxiliary Stock Craft, YAC-16, 31 March 1966; Decommissioned 31 March 1971; Returned to U.S. custody 6 August 1971. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 1,430 t.; Length, 303' 11"(oa); Bean 37' 6"; Draft 13' 8"; Speed 20.3 kts.; Complement 190; Armament three 3"/50AA 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 J. Hendy Iron Works engines, two shafts.

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Carson City 90k c. 1945
In Alaskan waters
Oil painting by Wayne Scarpaci
Art by Wayne

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Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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