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Ogden (PF 39)

Call sign:
November - Zulu - Uniform - Hotel


Ogden served the Navies of the United States, the Soviet Union and Japan

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-147
  • Reclassified a Patrol Frigate, PF-39, 15 April 1943
  • The first Ogden was laid down 21 May 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract at Consolidated Steel Corp., Los Angeles, CA.
  • Launched 23 June 1943
  • Commissioned USS Ogden (PF-39), 20 December 1943 at San Diego, CA
  • Decommissioned 12 July 1945 at Cold Harbor, Alaska
  • Transferred under the Lend-Lease Program to the Soviet Union 13 July 1945 and reclassified EK-10
  • Delivered to the Soviet Union at Petropavlovsk, Siberia on 21 July 1945
  • Returned to U.S. custody 15 October 1949 at Yokosuka, Japan
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet Yokosuka Group
  • Transferred 14 January 1958 on loan under the Mutual Assistance Program to the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force and renamed Kusu (PF-281)
  • Reclassified as an Auxiliary Service Craft, YAS-50, 31 March 1970
  • Reclassified as an Auxiliary Stock Craft, YAC-22, 31 March 1971
  • Decommissioned 1 April 1976
  • Returned to U.S. custody 28 June 1977
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 1,430 t. (lt), 2,415 t. (fl)
  • Length 303' 11"
  • 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 gun mounts, two depth charge tracks, eight depth charge projectors, and one depth charge projector (hedgehog)
  • Propulsion: Two 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp J. Hendy Iron Works engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Ogden 15k Photo from The Naval Data Base Robert Hurst
    Ogden 202k Moored starboard to Dobbin (AD 3)
    National Archives photos 80-G-238090 and 1021225
    Rick Davis and John Chiquoine
    Photos added 26 March 2020
    Ogden 203k

    Commanding Officers
    01LT K. C. Tharp, USCGR20 December 1943 - 12 July 1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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