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Orlando (PF 99)



Call sign:
November - Papa - Delta - Charlie

ex-PG-207


Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate: (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1). Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-207; Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-99, 15 April 1943; Laid down 2 August 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract at American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, Ohio; Launched 1 December 1943; Delivered and commissioned USS Orlando (PF-99), 15 November 1944; Decommissioned 27 June 1946 at Seattle, WA; Struck from the Navy Register 19 July 1946; Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal; Sold for scrapping 10 November 1947 to Zidell Ship Dismantling Co. of Portland, Oregon.

Specifications: Displacement 1,430 t.; Length, 303' 11" (oa); Bean 37' 6"; Draft 13' 8"; Speed 20.3 kts.; Complement 190; Armament two 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts (the after 3-inch gun was removed and a weather balloon hanger was added), two twin 40mm gun mounts , nine 20mm guns, one Hedgehog depth charge projector, eight Y-gun depth charge projectors, two depth charge racks; Propulsion two 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp J. Hendy Iron Works vertical triple expansion steam engines, two shafts.


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