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Hingham (PF 30)

Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Tare - Victor


Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-138
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-30, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 25 July 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract at Walter Butler Shipbuilding Co., Superior, Wisconsin
  • Launched 27 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS Hingham (PF-30), 3 November 1944 at New Orleans, LA
  • Decommissioned 5 June 1946 at Charleston, SC
  • Sold for scrap 15 August 1947 to Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. of Chester, PA.


  • Displacement 1,430 t.
  • Length 303' 11"(oa)
  • Beam 37' 6"
  • Draft 13' 8"
  • Speed 20.3 kts.
  • Complement 176
  • Armament: Two 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 boilers, two 5,500iHP J. Hendy Iron Works steam engines, two shafts.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR William Kehr Earle, USCG3 November 1944
    02LCDR Hugh V. Hopkins, USCG4 July 1945 - 5 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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