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El Paso (PF-41)

Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Uncle - Love


Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) The first El Paso was originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-149
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-41, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 18 June 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract at Consolidated Steel Corp, Ltd., Wilmington, CA.
  • Launched 16 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS El Paso (PF-41), 1 December 1943
  • Decommissioned 18 July 1946 at Seattle, WA
  • Sold 14 October 1947
  • 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: 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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    El Paso 167k 8 April 1946
    Officers and men of USS El Paso (PF 41)
    Photo by "Leonor Art Studio, Philippines
    Photo courtesy of Mrs. Beverly Duc
    U.S. Coast Guard

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR Romeo Joseph Borromey, USCG1 December 1943 - 5 September 1945
    02LT Thomas W. Phillips, USCGR5 September 1945 - 12 November 1945
    03LCDR Thomas W. Spencer, USCGR12 November 1945 - 10 February 1946
    04LCDR J. A. Small, USCG10 February 1946 - 18 July 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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