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Shreveport (PF 23)

Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Tare - Mike


Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) The first Shreveport was laid down 8 March 1943 as a Patrol Gunboat, Shreveport (PG 131) under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1434) at Walter Butler
    Shipbuilding Co., Superior, Wisconsin
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-23, 15 April 1943
  • Launched 15 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS Shreveport (PF-23), 24 April 1944 at Navy Repair Base Algiers, New Orleans, LA
  • Decommissioned 9 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 10 June 1946
  • Sold for scrap in September 1947 to Sun Shipbuilding Co. of Chester, PA
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists sale date as August 1947.


  • Displacement 1,430 t.
  • Length 303' 11" (oa)
  • Beam 37' 6"
  • Draft 13' 8"
  • Speed 20.3 kts.
  • Complement 190
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts (the after 3-inch gun was removed and a weather balloon hanger was added), 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 boilers, two 5,500ihp Diamond Iron Works vertical triple expansion steam engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Shreveport 230k Postal Cover postmarked 27 March 1946, New York, NY Rich Hoffner
    Shreveport 75k Post card
    Postmarked 20 July 2012, Shreveport, LA
    Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR, Ret.

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR Howard Allen Morrison, USCG24 April 1944 - 11 December 1944
    02LT Kingdrel N. Ayers, USCG11 December 1944 - 1945
    02LCDR Richard E. Bacchus, Jr., USCG1945 - 9 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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