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HMS Dominica (K 507)

PF-79 served only in the Royal Navy.

Tacoma Class Patrol 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.


  • 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 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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