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HMS Dominica (K 507)
ex-Harman
ex-PF-79
ex-PG-187


PF-79 served only in the Royal Navy.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate/British Colony Class Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-187
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-79, 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 Harman and launched 21 September 1943
  • Transferred to the Royal Navy 25 January 1944 and commissioned HMS Dominica (K 507)
  • Returned to U.S. custody 23 April 1946
  • Sold for scrap 27 March 1947 to the Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock of Chester, PA.

    Specifications:

  • 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: Two 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500 iHP J. Hendy Iron Works engines, two shafts.
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    PF-79 7k
    Namesake:

    Dominica - Officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island country in the Caribbean.[13] The capital, Roseau, is located on the western side of the island. It is geographically situated as part of the Windward Islands chain in the Lesser Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The island is located near Guadeloupe to the northwest and Martinique to the south-southeast. Its area is 750 km2 (290 sq mi), and the highest point is Morne Diablotins, at 1,447 m (4,747 ft) in elevation

    Tommy Trampp
    PF-79 56k Photo taken from Atlantic Escorts: Ships, Weapons & Tactics in World War II, by David K. Brown Robert Hurst
    PF-79 186k c. February 1944
    Photo taken from aircraft based at Royal Naval Air Station Portland (HMS Osprey)
    Imperial War Museum photo No. A25639, Collection No. 4700
    PF-79 72k c. August 1944
    The reformed 2nd Escort Group. Taken from the sloop HMS Starling [U 66], the Group includes the frigate HMS Loch Fada [K 309], the sloop HMS Wren [U 28], Dominica and the frigate HMS Loch Killin [K 391]
    Imperial War Museum photo

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