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HMS Pitcairn (K 559)
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PF-85 served only in the Royal Navy.
Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:(MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-193Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-85, 15 April 1943Laid down under a Maritime Commission contract at Welsh-Kaiser Co., Inc., Providence, RIAssigned to the Royal Navy under the Lend-Lease Program and named PilfordRenamed Pitcairn and launched 15 October 1943Transferred to the Royal Navy 6 July 1944 and commissioned HMS Pitcairn (K-559)Returned to U.S. Navy custody 11 June 1946Struck from the Navy Register 3 July 1946Returned to the Maritime Commission for disposal and sold for scrap 5 November 1947 to John J. Duane Co. of Quincy, MA.
Specifications:Displacement 1,246 t.Length 304'Beam 37' 6"Draft 14'Speed 20 kts.Complement 176Armament: Three 3"/50 dual purpose mounts, two twin 40mm mounts, nine 20mm mounts, one Hedgehog, eight depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracksPropulsion: Three 240psi 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp J. Hendy Iron Works engines, two shafts.
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||25 February 1944
PF-92, PF-88, PF-85, PF-87 and PF-91 under construction
Photo from Walsh-Kaiser Company Inc. Report No.11, February 29, 1944, Progress of Construction of 21 S2-S2-AQ1 Frigates
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