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Huron (PF-19)

Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Victor - Able


Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1). Laid down 1 May 1943 as Patrol Gunboat, PG-127 under a Maritime Commission contract by the American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, Ohio
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-19, 15 April 1943
  • Launched 3 July 1943
  • Delivered and commissioned USS Huron (PF 19), 7 September 1944
  • Decommissioned 19 April 1946
  • Sold for scrap 15 May 1947 to the United Dock Corp. of New York
  • Resold in 1947 to Brazil for use as a coastal passanger ship and renamed Jose Marcelino
  • Scrapped in Brazil in 1965.


  • 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 Hedgehog depth charge projector
  • Propulsion: Two 3-drum express type boilers, two 5,500shp Koppers Co. verticle triple expansion engines, two shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Huron (PF 19)
    Huron 56k 4 July 1943
    Associated Press Wirephoto
    Original photo: Ron Reeves
    Replacement photo: Tommy Trampp
    USS Huron (PF 19)
    Huron 96k . .
    Huron 31k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Huron 98k 10 March 1945 .

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Walter Weidner Collins, USCG7 September 1944
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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