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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 passenger 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. vertical triple expansion engines, two shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Huron (PF 19)
    Huron 56k 3 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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