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HMS Sarawak (K 591)
ex-Patton
ex-PF-87



PF-87 call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Victor - Mike

ex-PG-195



PF-87 served only in the Royal Navy.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate/British Colony Class Corvette:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-195
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-87
  • Laid down 25 October 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1669) by the Welsh-Kaiser Co., Inc., Providence, RI
  • Assigned to the Royal Navy under the Lend-Lease Program and named Patton
  • Launched 5 February 1944
  • Delivered 18 July 1944 and transferred to Great Britian as HMS Sarawak (K 591)
  • Returned to U.S. custody 22 May 1946
  • Scrapped in August 1947.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,430 t.
  • Length, 303' 11"(oa)
  • Beam 37' 6"
  • Draft 13' 8"
  • Speed 20.3 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 tacks
  • Propulsion: Three 240psi 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp J. Hendy Iron Works engines, two shafts.
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    PF-87
    PF-92, PF-88, PF-85, PF-87 & PF-91 355k 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
    Paul Silverstone
    HMS Sarawak (K 591)
    Patton 43k c. 1946
    Bermuda
    Photo from Warships of World War II, by H. T. Lenton & J. J. Colledge.
    Robert J. Hurst

    There is no DANFS history currently available for PF-87
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