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HMS Montserrat (K 586)
ex-Hornby
ex-PF-82



Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Yoke - Charlie

ex-PG-190



Hornby only served the United Kingdom.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate/British Colony Class 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.

    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: Three boilers, two triple expansion reciprocating steam engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PF-82
    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)
    PF-82 85k
    Namesake:

    Montserrat is a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. The island is in the Leeward Islands, which is part of the chain known as the Lesser Antilles, in the West Indies. Montserrat measures approximately 16 km (10 mi) in length and 11 km (7 mi) in width, with approximately 40 km (25 mi) of coastline. Montserrat is nicknamed "The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean" both for its resemblance to coastal Ireland and for the Irish ancestry of many of its inhabitants

    Tommy Trampp
    Hornby 153k The crew of HMS Montserrat (K 586) Jim Bryce

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