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Everett (PF 8)

Call sign:
November - Golf - Bravo - Yankee


Everett served the Navies of the United States, the Soviet Union and Japan.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Orignially designated a Patrol Gunboat, PG-116
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-8, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down under Maritime Commission Contract, (MC hull 1426) by Kaiser Cargo Inc., Richmond, CA
  • Launched, 29 September 1943
  • Commissioned USS Everett (PF-8), 22 January 1944
  • Decommissioned at Cold Harbor, Alaska, 16 August 1945
  • Loaned to the Soviet Union 17 August 1945, under the Lend-Lease Program and renamed EK-17
  • Returned to U.S. custody at Yokosuka, Japan 15 November 1949
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Yokosuka
  • Recommissioned at Yokosuka 26 July 1950
  • Decommissioned, 10 May 1953 at Yokosuka
  • Transferred on loan to Japan as Kiri (PF 291)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 December 1961
  • Reclassified as an Auxiliary Stock Craft, YAC-20, 31 March 1970
  • Decommissioned 1 October 1975
  • Returned to U.S. custody 22 January 1976 and scrapped.


  • 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 projectiles and one 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 Everett (PF 8)
    Everett 129k Stern view of Everett departing Mare Island on 8 April 1944
    U.S. Navy photo 2277-44
    Darryl L. Baker
    Everett 65k Shown off Mare Island Navy Yard on 8 April 1944. She has just completed outfitting/repair at the shipyard from 26 March to 8 April 1944
    U.S. Navy photo 2279-44
    Everett 153k Bow on view of Everett departing Mare Island on 8 April 1944
    U.S. Navy photo 2281-44
    Everett 68k Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California on 8 April 1944
    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 78992
    Robert Hurst
    Kiri (PF 291)
    Everett 85k Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force photo Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Warren Loomis David, USCG22 January 1944 - 24 October 1944
    02LT Eugene I. Brown, USCGR24 October 1944 - 16 August 1945
    03LCDR Griffith Conrad Evans, Jr., USN - Awarded the Legion of Merit (1961)November 1951 - 10 March 1953
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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