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Brunswick (PF 68)



Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Xray - Oboe

ex-PG-176


Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate: (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-176; Redesignated a Patrol Frigate, PF-68, 15 April 1943; Laid down 16 July 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract at Leatham D. Smith Shipyard, Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.; Launched 6 November 1943; Commissioned USS Brunswick (PF-68), 2 October 1944; Decommissioned 3 May 1946 at Boston, MA; Struck from the Navy Register 19 June 1946; Sold for scrap 9 April 1947 to the Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. of Chester, PA.

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 Koppers Co. engines, two shafts.


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Brunswick 118k Commissioning Program
From the collection of Francis B. Crowley, LT(jg), USCGR
Dana Crowley
Brunswick 176k Commissioning program
From the collection of Francis B. Crowley, LT(jg), USCGR
Dana Crowley
Brunswick 158k Crew roster
From the collection of Francis B. Crowley, LT(jg), USCGR
Dana Crowley
Brunswick 252k Crew roster
From the collection of Francis B. Crowley, LT(jg), USCGR
Dana Crowley
Brunswick 96k Crew photo
From the collection of Francis B. Crowley, LT(jg), USCGR
Dana Crowley
Brunswick 58k From the collection of Francis B. Crowley, LT(jg), USCGR Dana Crowley
Brunswick 74k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

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