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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 Frigate:

  • (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 Britain as HMS Sarawak (K 591)
  • Returned to U.S. custody 22 May 1946
  • Scrapped in August 1947.

    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 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)
    PF-87 64k
    Namesake:

    The Crown Colony of Sarawak was a British Crown colony on the island of Borneo, established in 1946, shortly after the dissolution of the British Military Administration. It was succeeded as the state of Sarawak through the formation of the Federation of Malaysia on 16 September 1963

    Tommy Trampp
    PF-87 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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