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HMS Bahama (K 503)

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-183
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-75, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down under a Maritime Commission contract at Welsh-Kaiser Co., Inc., Providence, RI
  • Assigned to the Royal Navy under the Lend-Lease Program, named Hotham and launched 17 August 1943
  • Transferred to the Royal Navy and commissioned HMS Bahama (K 503), 6 December 1943
  • Returned to U.S. custody 11 June 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Sold for scrap 16 October 1947 to John J. Duane Co. of Quincy, MA
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists sale date as December 1947.


  • Displacement 1,246 t.
  • Length 304'
  • Beam 37' 6"
  • Draft 14'
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 190
  • Armament: Three 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts, two twin 40mm gun mounts , nine 20mm guns, one Hedgehog depth charge projector, eight Y-gun depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Three boilers, two 5,500 iHP turbines, two shafts.
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