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Gallup (PF-47)

Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Uncle - William


Gallup served the Navies of the United States, the USSR and Thailand

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-155
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-47, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 18 August 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract by the Consolidated Steel Corp, Ltd., Los Angeles, CA.
  • Launched 17 September 1943
  • Commissioned USS Gallup (PF-47), 29 February 1944 at San Pedro, CA
  • Decommissioned 26 August 1945 at Cold Harbor, Alaska, transferred under the Lend-Lease Program to the Soviet Union and reclassified EK-22
  • Assigned to the Pacific Fleet
  • Returned to U.S. custody 14 November 1949 at Yokosuka, Japan and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Recommissioned 18 October 1950
  • Decommissioned 29 October 1951, transferred on loan under the Mutual Assistance Program to Thailand and renamed HTMS Prasae (PF 2)
  • Reclassified PF-412
  • Struck from the Thai Navy Register and decommissioned 22 June 2000
  • Preserved as a memorial at Sattahib Naval Base. She was towed to the Prasae river on 22 December 2003 and sit on a landlocked display 27 December 2003 as the HTMS Prasae Memorial at the mouth of
    the Prasae river, Rayong province (about 300 km. east of Bangkok) by the Prasae river Communities Committee. Her original three U.S. 3/50 guns were preserved by the Royal Thai Navy for spare part (this gun is still in use on some ships) and replaced onboard by an older Bofors 75/51mm guns. A pair of single Bofors 40/60mm guns were also removed, nine Oerlikon 20mm guns still remain.


  • Displacement 1,430 t. (lt), 2,415 t. (fl)
  • Length 303' 11"
  • Beam 37' 6"
  • Draft 13' 8"
  • Speed 20.3 kts.
  • Complement 190
  • 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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    USS Gallup (PF 47)
    Gallup 34k In dry dock Stinson Duvall
    Gallup 183k 30 May 1944
    Off San Pedro, California
    National Archives photo
    Mike Green
    Gallup 195k During the Biak Operation in August 1944 a PT boat comes alongside Gallup while awaiting further orders after the August 17th landings at Biak, Schouten Islands
    National Archives photo 80-G-256516
    Gallup 73k In dry dock at Yokosuka, Japan circa March, 1951
    Henry A. Gregg Collection
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo UA 558.11.01
    Gallup/EK-22 45k Moored inboard
    Photo from Soviet Navy in World War II
    Joe Radigan
    HTMS Prasae (PF 2)
    Glendale/Gallup 77k Glendale (PF 36) and Gallup fly the flags of Thailand, during transfer ceremonies at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, 29 October 1951. Both ships are still wearing their U.S. Navy numbers
    U.S. Navy photo NH 97102 from the "All Hands" collection at the Naval Historical Center
    Fred Weiss
    Gallup 198k 29 October 1951
    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 78999
    Mike Green
    Gallup 55k c. 1965 Robert Hurst
    Gallup 93k c. 1967
    Chao Praya River, Thailand
    The stern of the Destroyer escort Pin Klao (DE-3), ex-USS Hemminger (DE-746) can be seen off her bow
    Photo courtesy of Karsten Petersen
    Gallup 128k Photographed sometime after 1968 refit when the SPS-6 radar system was installed (the SPS-6 antenna is visible atop the mast)
    Courtesy of Mr. G. Jacobs, 1990
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 102377
    Mike Green
    HTMS Prasae (PF 412)
    Gallup 100k 25 September 2006 NyeNAVA
    Gallup 158k
    Gallup 126k
    Gallup 227k
    Gallup 148k

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Clayton Magnus Opp, USCG29 February 1944 - 1945
    02LT Robert L. Barbee, USCGR1945 - 26 August 1945
    03LCDR William Walker Boyd, Jr., USN18 October 1950 - 29 October 1951
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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