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Charlotte (PF-60)

Call sign:
November - Zulu - Xray - Golf


Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate: (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-168; Redesignated a Patrol Frigate, PF-60, 15 April 1943; Laid down 5 August 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract at Globe Shipbuilding Co., Superior, Wisc.; Launched 30 October 1943; Commissioned USS Charlotte (PF-60), 9 October 1944; Decommissioned 19 April 1946 at Norfolk, VA; Turned over to the State Department, Liquidation Commission; Sold for scrap 13 May 1947 but instead converted to a coastal passenger ship for Brazil; Scrapped in 1965.

Specifications: Displacement 1,430 t.; Length, 303' 11"(oa); Beam 37' 6"; Draft 13' 8"; Speed 20.3 kts.; Complement 176; Armament three 3"/50 dual purpose mounts (For those frigates fitted out for weather patrol duty, the after 3-inch gun was removed and a weather balloon hanger was added aft), two twin 40mm mounts, nine 20mm, one Hedgehog, eight depth charge projectors, two depth charge racks; Propulsion two 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp J. Hendy Iron Works engines, two shafts.

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