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USCGC Sheboygan (PF 57)
ex-USS Sheboygan (PF-57)
Nan - Zebra - Yoke - Victor
Sheboygan served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.
Sheboygan served the Navies of the United States and Belgium.
Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:(MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-165Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-57, 15 April 1943Laid down 17 April 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract, at Globe Shipbuilding Co., Superior, WisconsinCommissioned USS Sheboygan (PF-57), 26 May 1944 at New Orleans, LADecommissioned 14 March 1946 at Charleston, SC and recommissioned USCGC Sheboygan (PF 57) the same dayDecommissioned 9 August 1946 at New Orleans and returned to U.S. Navy custodyTransferred to the State Department Liquidation CommissionSold to Belgium 19 March 1947 and renamed Lieutenant der zee Victor Billet (F 910)Struck from the Belgium Navy Register in 1957Turned into a stationary training hulk in 1958Scrapped in 1959.
Specifications:Displacement 1,430 t.Length 303' 11"(oa)Bean 37' 6"Draft 13' 8"Speed 20.3 kts.Complement 190Armament: Two 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 tracksPropulsion: Two 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500 iHP Valley Iron Works engines, two shafts.
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||Lieutenant der zee Victor Billet (F 910)
Photo by Daniel Develter
Belgium Navy photo
|01||LCDR Albert John Carpenter, USCG - Retired as Rear Admiral||26 May 1944 - 17 November 1944|
|02||LT William R. Dickinson, USCGR||17 November 1944|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan
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