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USCGC Emporia (PF 28)
ex-USS Emporia (PF 28)

Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Tare - Sugar

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

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1). Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat PG-136
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-28, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 14 July 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract by the Walter Butler Shipbuilding Co., Superior, Wisconsin
  • Launched 30 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS Emporia (PF-28), 12 June 1944
  • Decommissioned 14 March 1946 at New Orleans, LA and turned over to the Coast Guard and commissioned USCGC Emporia (PF 28) the same day
  • Decommissioned 28 August 1946 and returned to U.S. Navy custody
  • Sold to France 26 March 1947 as the Weather Ship Le Verrier
  • Scrapped in 1958.


  • Displacement 1,430 t.
  • Length 303' 11"(oa)
  • Beam 37' 6"
  • Draft 13' 8"
  • Speed 20.3 kts.
  • Complement 214
  • Armament: Three 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts, two twin 40mm gun mounts, nine 20mm guns, eight Y-gun depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500 iHP vertical triple expansion Diamond Iron Works engines, two shafts.
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    USS Emporia (PF 28)
    Emporia 36k Dick Greski via his son John Nebelsiek
    Le Verrier
    Emporia 45k Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    PCULCDR George Henry Miller, USCGR - Retired as Rear AdmiralApril 1944 - 22 September 1944
    01LCDR Langford Anderson, USCGR - Awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal (1943)7 October 1944 - 9 February 1945
    02LT Robert F. Althauser, USCGR9 February 1945 - 29 September 1945
    03LT Bradford J. Beeching, USCGR29 September 1945 - 1 June 1946
    04LT H. A. Vaughan, USCGR1 June 1946 - 1 July 1946
    05LT J. L. Gilliken, USCGR1 July 1946 - 30 August 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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