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Hoquiam (PF 5)

Call sign:
November - Zulu - Charlie - Yankee


Hoquiam served the Navies of the United States, the Soviet Union and South Korea.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Laid down under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1423) 10 April 1943 as Patrol Gunboat, PG-113 by the Kaiser Cargo Co., Yard No. 4, Richmond, CA
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-5, 15 April 1943
  • Launched 31 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS Hoquiam (PF-5), 8 May 1944
  • Decommissioned 16 August 1945 at Cold Harbor, Alaska
  • Leased to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease Program 16 August 1945 and named EK-14
  • Returned to U.S. custody 1 November 1949 at Yokosuka, Japan
  • Recommissioned 27 September 1950
  • Decommissioned 5 October 1951
  • Leased to the Republic of Korea and named Nae Tong (PF-65)
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 August 1972
  • Sold 1 October 1973 under the Security Assistance Program to the Republic of Korea and scrapped later that year.


  • Displacement 1,430 t. (lt), 2,415 t. (fl)
  • Length 303' 11"
  • Beam 37' 6"
  • Draft 13' 8"
  • Speed 20.3 kts.
  • Complement 190
  • Armament: Three 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts, two twin 40mm gun mounts, nine 20mm gun mounts, two depth charge tracks, eight depth charge projectors and one depth charge projector (hedgehog)
  • Propulsion: Two 3-drum expansion boilers, two 5,500ihp J. Hendy Iron Works vertical triple expansion engines, two shafts.
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    USS Hoquiam (PF 5)
    Hoquiam 8k
    Hoquiam 63k U.S. Navy photos David Buell
    Hoquiam 93k
    Hoquiam 235k Aft plan view of USS Hoquiam (PF 5) at Mare Island on 14 June 1944. Circled areas modified by Mare Island during yard period
    U.S. Navy photo 3566-44
    Darryl L. Baker
    Hoquiam 182k Forward plan view of USS Hoquiam (PF 5) at Mare Island on 14 June 1944. Circled areas modified by Mare Island during yard period
    U.S. Navy photo 3567-44
    Hoquiam 91k Shown of Mare Island Navy Yard, 15 June 1944. She has just completed outfitting/repairs at the shipyard from 9 May to 15 June 1944. She was in dry dock No. 2 from 25 - 30 May 1944
    U.S. Navy photo 3607-44
    Hoquiam 82k In port with two sister ships, circa 1950-1951
    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 78990
    Robert Hurst
    Nae Tong (PF 65)
    Hoquiam 30k c. 1967

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Paul Edwin Trimble, USCG - USCGA Class of 1936
    Awarded two Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medals (1966) and the Legion of Merit (1967) - Served as the 10th Assistant Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard (1966 - 1970)
    Retired as Vice Admiral
    8 May 1944 - 10 October 1944
    02LT Joseph Garfield Bastow, Jr., USCG10 October 1944 - 8 March 1945
    03LCDR Carlton Skinner, USCGR8 March 1945 - 16 August 1945
    04LCDR Edward Augustus Lane, Jr., USN27 September 1950 - 5 October 1951
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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