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Pueblo (PF 13)

Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Mike - George

Pueblo served the Navies of the United States and the Dominican Republic.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) The second Pueblo was originally designated a Patrol Gunboat, PG-121
  • Redesignated a Patrol Frigate, PF-13, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 19 November 1943 under a Maritime Commission Contract, (MC hull 1431), by Kaiser Cargo, Inc., Yard No. 4, Richmond, CA
  • Launched 20 January 1944
  • Commissioned USS Pueblo (PF-13), 27 May 1944
  • Decommissioned 6 August 1946 at Charleston, SC
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 June 1946
  • Sold 22 September 1947 to J. C. Berkwitz and Co. of New York
  • Resold 17 September 1948 to the Dominican Republic and renamed Presidente Troncoso (F 103)
  • Renamed Gregorio Luperón (F452) in 1962
  • Struck from the Dominican Navy list in 1979
  • Scrapped in 1982.


  • Displacement 2,415 t.
  • Length 303' 11"(oa)
  • 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 guns, one Hedgehog depth charge projector, eight Y-gun depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 3-drum express type boilers, two 5,500ihp J. Hendy Iron Works vertical triple expansion steam engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Pueblo 51k Robert Hurst
    Pueblo 38k c. 1949

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Donald Thomas Adams, USCG27 May 1944
    02LT Bernard A. Hyde, USCG1945 - 26 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Joe Radigan

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