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HMS Seychelles (K 592)
ex-Pearl
ex-PF-88



Pearl call sign:
Nan - Zulu - Yoke - Jig

ex-PG-196


PF-88 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-196
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate in 1943
  • Laid down 30 October 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract at Walsh-Kaiser Co., Inc., Providence, RI
  • Assigned to the Royal Navy under the Lend-Lease Program and named Pearl
  • Launched 12 February 1944
  • Transferred to Great Britian 27 June 1944 and commissioned HMS Seychelles (K 592)
  • Returned to U.S. Navy custody in June 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 tracks
  • Propulsion: Three 240psi 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp J. Hendy Iron Works engines, two shafts.
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    PF-88
    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 Seychelles (K 592)
    PF-88 107k Photo by R. Perkins Paul Silverstone

    There is no DANFS history currently available for PF-88
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