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Gladwyne (PF-62)
ex-Worcester



Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Xray - Item

ex-PG-170


Gladwyne served the Navies of the United States and Mexico.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-170
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-62, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 14 October 1943 as Worcester (PF-62) under a Maritime Commission contract at Globe Shipbuilding Co., Superior, Wisconsin
  • Renamed Gladwyne
  • Launched 7 January 1944
  • Commissioned USS Gladwyne (PF-62), 21 November 1944
  • Decommissioned 15 April 1946 at San Francisco, CA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 October 1946
  • Turned over to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission 24 November 1947, sold to Mexico and renamed ARM Papaloapan
  • Disposed of by Mexico in 1968.

    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 mounts, one
    Hedgehog, eight depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp vertical triple expansion Diamond Iron Works steam engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Gladwyne 36k c. 1948
    ARM Papaloapan
    Robert Hurst
    Gladwyne 146k c. 1963
    Mexican Navy photo from the 1964/1965 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships

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