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HMS Tortola (K 595)
ex-Peyton
ex-PF-91



Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Victor - Xray

ex-PG-199


Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate/British Colony Class Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-199
  • Reclassified a Patrol Frigate, PF-91, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 16 October 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract at Welsh-Kaiser Co., Inc., Providence, RI
  • Assigned to the Royal Navy under the Lend-Lease Program and named Peyton
  • Launched 16 November 1943
  • Transferred to the Royal Navy and as HMS Tortola (K-595), 15 May 1944
  • Returned to U.S. custody 22 May 1946
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission 17 June 1947 for disposal
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 July 1946
  • Sold for scrap to John J. Duane Co. of Quincy, MA
  • Resold 17 January 1947 to Washburn Wire Co. of Philppsdale, RI
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists sales date as February 1947
  • Scrapped 10 September 1947.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,190 t.
  • Length 303' 11"(oa)
  • Bean 37' 6"
  • Draft 13' 8"
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 190
  • Armament: Three 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts, two twin 40mm gun mounts, nine 20mm guns, one Hedgehog depth charge projector, eight Y-gun depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Three boilers, two 5,500 iHP turbines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PF-91
    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 Tortola (K 595)
    Peyton 81k . Roger Parnell

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