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Brownsville (PF 10)

Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Dog - Oboe


Brownsville served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Orignially designated a Patrol Gunboat, PG-118
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-10, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 14 September 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract, (MC hull 1428), at Kaiser Cargo, Inc., Richmond, CA
  • Launched 14 November 1943
  • Commissioned USS Brownsville (PF-10), 6 May 1944
  • Decommissioned 15 April 1946 and loaned to the Coast Guard
  • Returned to U.S. Navy custody 28 June 1946
  • Decommissioned 2 August 1946
  • Sold for scrap 30 September 1947.


  • Displacement 1,430 t.
  • Length 303' 11"(oa)
  • Beam 37' 6"
  • Draft 13' 8"
  • Speed 20.3 kts.
  • Complement 194
  • Armament: Three 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts, two twin 40mm gun mounts, nine 20mm guns, one Hedgehog depth charge projector, eight Y-gun depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two - three drum expansion boilers, two 5,500 iHP J. Hendy Iron Works vertical triple expansion engines, two shafts.
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    Brownsville 116k Replacement photo: Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 56636 Original photo: Tommy Trampp
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    Brownsville 215k Forward plan view of Brownsville at Mare Island on 15 June 1944. In the background are the stern of the French Armed Merchant Cruiser Cap Des Palmes and USS
    Aries (AK 51)

    U.S. Navy photo 3564-44
    Darryl L. Baker
    Brownsville 272k Aft plan view of Brownsvilleat Mare Island on 15 June 1944. The bow of the French Armed Merchant Cruiser Cap Des Palmes can be seen in the background
    U.S. Navy photo 3565-44
    Brownsville 123k Bow on view of Brownsville in the Mare Island channel on 15 June 1944
    U.S. Navy photo 3601-44
    Brownsville 100k Shown off Mare Island Navy Yard on15 June 1944. She has just completed outfitting/repairs at the shipyard from 10 May to 15 June 1944. She was in dry dock No.2 from 25 to 30 May 1944
    U.S. Navy photo 3602-44
    Brownsville 148k Stern view of Brownsville departing Mare Island on 15 June 1944
    U.S. Navy photo 3603-44
    Brownsville 150k Broadside view of Brownsville off Mare Island on 15 June 1944
    U.S. Navy photo 3604-44

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR Hollis Moore Warner, USCG6 May 1944 - 1945
    02LCDR Mitland L. Midonick, USCGR1945 - 23 October 1945
    03LT Raymond B. Newell, USCG23 October 1945 - 7 February 1946
    04LT Ralph F. Barnes, USCG7 February 1946 - 2 August 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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