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HMS Montserrat (K 586)

Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Yoke - Charlie


Hornby only served the United Kingdom.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-190
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-82, 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 and named Hornby
  • Renamed Montserrat and launched 27 September 1943
  • Transferred to the Royal Navy and commissioned HMS Montserrat (K 586), 31 August 1944
  • Returned to U.S. custody 11 June 1946
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission for disposal and sold for scrap 30 November 1947 to the John J. Duane Co. of Quincy, MA.


  • 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 triple expansion reciprocating steam engines, two shafts.
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    PF-81 & PF-82 385k 25 February 1944
    PF-81 and PF-82 under construction
    Photo from Walsh-Kaiser Company Inc. Report No.11, February 29, 1944, Progress of Construction of 21 S2-S2-AQ1 Frigates
    Paul Silverstone
    HMS Montserrat (K 586)
    Hornby 153k The crew of HMS Montserrat (K 586) Jim Bryce

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