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Davenport (PF 69)

Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Zebra - How


Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-177
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-69, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 7 August 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract at Leatham D. Smith Shipyard, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Launched 8 December 1943
  • Commissioned USS Davenport (PF-69), 15 February 1945
  • Decommissioned 4 February 1946 at Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA
  • Sold 6 June 1946
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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 Diamond Iron Works engines, two shafts.
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    Davenport (PF 69)
    Davenport 112k Post card, postmarked 8 December 1943, Sturgeon Bay, WI Paul Petosky
    USS Davenport (PF 69)
    Davenport 81k Commissioning Program photo Vincent A. Grobbel, BM1/c, USCG
    via Mike Grobbel
    Davenport 58k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Davenport 74k 26 June 1945
    In Charleston Harbor as she left Charleston Navy Yard bound for Argentia, Newfoundland.
    Mike Grobbel

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