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Labuan (PF 80)
ex-HMS Labuan (K 584)
ex-Gold Coast
ex-Harvey
ex-PF-80
ex-PG-188


Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate/British Colony Class Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-188
  • Reclassified as Patrol Frigate, PF-80, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down under a Maritime Commission contract at Walsh-Kaiser Co., Inc., Providence, RI
  • Assigned to the Royal Navy under the Lend-Lease Program and named Harvey
  • Launched 21 September 1943 and renamed Gold Coast
  • Transferred to Great Britain 5 February 1944 and commissioned HMS Labuan (K 584)
  • Returned to U.S. custody 2 May 1946
  • Returned to the United States 13 May 1948 and retained the name Labuan
  • Sold for scrap 9 July 1957 to Heggie Iron and Metal Co. of Dorchester, Massachusetts.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,190 t.
  • Length 303' 11"(oa)
  • Bean 37' 6"
  • Draft 13' 8"
  • 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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    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History:

    Harvey

    Harvey (PF-80), originally designated PG--188, was built under Maritime Commission contract by Walsh-Kaiser Co., Inc., Providence, R.I. Intended for use by the United Kingdom, she was reclassified PF-80 15 April 1943, renamed Gold Coast, and launched 21 September 1943, after being renamed Labuan (q.v.). She was completed and transferred to the United Kingdom under Lend-Lease 5 February 1944, as part of the 21-ship "Colony" class. She served as a patrol and escort vessel in the English Channel until being returned to the United States 13 May 1946. The frigate was subsequent1y sold to Heggie Iron & Metal Co., Dorchester, Mass., 9 July 1957 and scrapped.

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    Labuan

    A British name retained; an island off the northwestern coast of Borneo.

    Harvey (PF-80) (q.v.) was renamed HMS Gold Coast upon transfer to the United Kingdom under lend-lease 5 February 1944. As one of the 21 “Colony” class British frigates, she served the Royal Navy as HMS Labuan. Returned to the custody of the U.S. Navy 2 May 1946, she was sold for scrapping 9 July 1947.


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