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Pasco (PF 6)

Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Queen - Peter


Pasco served the Navies of the United States, the Soviet Union, Japan, and South Korea

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally designated a Patrol Gunboat, PG-114
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-6, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 7 July 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1424) at Kaiser Cargo Co., Richmond, CA
  • Launched 17 August 1943
  • Completed and commissioned U.S.S Pasco (PF-6),15 April 1944
  • Decommissioned 16 August 1945, transferred to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease Program, reclassified EK-15 and assigned to the Pacific Fleet
  • Returned to U.S. custody 16 October 1949
  • Loaned to Japan under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program in 1953 and renamed Kashi (PF 283)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 December 1961
  • Transferred permanently to Japan in 1964
  • Reclassified as an Auxiliary Stock Craft, YAC-12
  • Decommissioned 30 June 1967
  • Returned to U.S. custody 18 March 1968
  • Transferred to South Korea in 1969 and used for parts
  • Eventually converted to a floating pier.


  • 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 - three drum expansion boilers, two 5,500ihp J. Hendy Iron Works vertical triple expansion engines, two shafts.
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    Pasco 79k Mare Island Navy Yard, 22 May 1944. In the background is the ferry City of Stockton
    U.S. Navy photo 3165-44
    Darryl L. Baker
    Pasco 186k Aft plan view of USS Pasco (PF 6) at Mare Island on 22 May 1944
    U.S. Navy Photo 3167-44
    Pasco 83k Bow on view of USS Pasco (PF 6) off Mare Island on 25 May 1944
    U.S. Navy Photo 3144-44
    Pasco 96k Shown off Mare Island Navy Yard on 25 May 1944. She has just completed outfitting/repairs at the shipyard from 17 April - 24 June 1944. She was in dry dock #2 from
    26 April - 3 May 1944
    U.S. Navy Photo 3146-44
    Pasco 118k Stern view of USS Pasco (PF 6) off Mare Island on 25 May 1944
    U.S. Navy Photo 3148-44
    Pasco 153k Off Mare Island Navy Yard, 25 May 1944
    Courtesy James C. Fahey Collection
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 93244
    Mike Green
    Pasco 26k 9 January 1945

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR Roy Edward Stocksill, USCG15 April 1944 - 26 April 1945
    02LT Olaf L. Laveson, USCG26 April 1945 - 25 August 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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