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HMS Nyasaland (K 587)
ex-Hoste
ex-PF-83



PF-83 call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Zebra - Victor

ex-PG-191


PF-83 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-191
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-83, 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 Hoste
  • Renamed Nyasaland and launched 6 October 1943
  • Transferred to the Royal Navy and commissioned HMS Nyasaland (K 587), 31 July 1944
  • Returned to U.S. custody 15 April 1946
  • Sold for scrap 10 November 1947 to Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. of Chester, PA.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,246 t.
  • Length 304'
  • Beam 37' 6"
  • Draft 14'
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 176
  • Armament: Three 3"/50 dual purpose mounts, two twin 40mm mounts, nine 20mm mounts, one Hedgehog, eight depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp steam engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PF-83
    PF-83 & PF-84 462k 25 February 1944
    PF-83 and PF-84 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 Nyasaland (K 587)
    PF-83 43k
    Namesake:

    Nyasaland was a British protectorate located in Africa that was established in 1907 when the former British Central Africa Protectorate changed its name. Between 1953 and 1963, Nyasaland was part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. After the Federation was dissolved, Nyasaland became independent from Britain on 6 July 1964 and was
    renamed Malawi

    Tommy Trampp
    PF-83 196k Photo by R. Perkins Paul Silverstone

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