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HMS Somaliland (K 594)
ex-Popham
ex-PF-90



PF-90 call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Yoke - Love

ex-PG-198


PF-90 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-198
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-90 in 1943
  • Laid down in 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 Popham
  • Launched 11 November 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britian 24 June 1944 as HMS Somaliland (K 594)
  • Returned to U.S. custody 22 May 1946
  • Scrapped in January 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: Two 240psi 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp Valley Iron Works engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Popham 62k 21 September 1944
    Greenock, Scotland
    Imperial War Museum photo by Lt. R.G.G. Coote, Royal Navy from Allied Escort Ships of World War II by Peter Elliott
    Krlicbegovic Edib
    Bosnia & Hercegovina
    Popham 39k . Robert Hurst

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