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Knoxville (PF 64)



Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Xray - King

ex-PG-172


Knoxville served the Navies of the United States and the Dominican Republic.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate: (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-172; Redesignated a Patrol Frigate, PF-64, 15 April 1943; Laid down 15 April 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract by the Leatham D. Smith Shipyard, Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.; Launched 10 July 1943; Commissioned USS Knoxville (PF-64), 29 April 1944; Decommissioned 13 June 1946 at Charleston, SC; Turned over to the State Department Liquidation Commission; Sold 22 September 1947 to the Dominican Republic and renamed Presidente Troncoso (F 103); Renamed General Gregorio Luperón
(F 452)
in 1962; Scrapped in 1979.

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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USS Knoxville (PF 64)
Knoxville 98k . Dean Ferber
Knoxville 98k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Knoxville 98k U.S. Caost Guard Photo. Joe Radigan
Presidente Troncoso (F 103)
Knoxville 51k . Robert Hurst
Knoxville 38k c. 1949 Robert Hurst

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DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
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