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Racine (PF-100)

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November - Quebec - Alpha - Xray


Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate: (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1). Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-208; Redesignated a Patrol Frigate, PF-100, 15 April 1943; Laid down, 14 September 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract at American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, Ohio; Launched, 15 March 1944; Delivered and commissioned USS Racine (PF-100), 22 January 1945 at Houston, TX; Decommissioned, 27 June 1946; Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1946; Sold for scrap 2 December 1947 to Franklin Ship Wrecking Co. of Hillside, NJ.

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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