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Eugene (PF-40)

Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - William - How


Eugene served the Navies of the United States and Cuba.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-148
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-40, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 12 June 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract, at Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd., Wilmington, CA.
  • Launched 6 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS Eugene (PF-40), 15 January 1944
  • Decommissioned 12 June 1946 at Charleston, SC
  • Struck from the Navy Register 19 July 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in June 1947 for further transferred to Cuba and renamed Jose Marti (F 301)
  • Scrapped in 1976.


  • 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: Two 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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    USS Eugene (PF 40)
    Eugene 100k . John Barrett
    Eugene 545k Photos from the collection of LCDR Henry Townsend Hilliard, Sr., USCGR Henry Townsend Hilliard, Jr.
    Eugene 452k
    Eugene 327k
    Eugene 316k 24 May 1944
    Off San Francisco, CA
    U.S. Naval Drydocks, Hunters Point, San Francisco, CA photo 994-44-S4 from the collection of LCDR Henry Townsend Hilliard, Sr., USCGR
    Eugene 61k 13 October 1944 Robert Hurst
    Eugene 87k c. 1945
    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 81380
    Robert Hurst
    Jose Marti (F 301)
    Eugene 112k c. December 1947
    Entering Havana Harbor
    Ron Reeves
    Eugene 35k c. 1955
    Cuban Navy photo
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR Clifford Rolston MacLean, USCG15 January 1944 - 21 March 1945
    02LCDR Henry Townsend Hilliard, Sr., USCGR21 March 1945 - 12 June 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Townsend Hilliard

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