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USCGC Sheboygan (PF 57)
ex-USS Sheboygan (PF-57)

Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Yoke - Victor

Sheboygan served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard.


Sheboygan served the Navies of the United States and Belgium.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-165
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-57, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 17 April 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract, at Globe Shipbuilding Co., Superior, Wisconsin
  • Launched 31 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS Sheboygan (PF-57), 26 May 1944 at New Orleans, LA
  • Decommissioned 14 March 1946 at Charleston, SC and recommissioned USCGC Sheboygan (PF 57) the same day
  • Decommissioned 9 August 1946 at New Orleans and returned to U.S. Navy custody
  • Transferred to the State Department Liquidation Commission
  • Sold to Belgium 19 March 1947 and renamed Lieutenant ter zee Victor Billet (F 910)
  • Struck from the Belgium Navy Register in 1957
  • Turned into a stationary training hulk in 1958
  • Scrapped in 1959.


  • Displacement 1,430 t.
  • Length 303' 11"(oa)
  • Beam 37' 6"
  • Draft 13' 8"
  • Speed 20.3 kts.
  • Complement 190
  • 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 5,500 iHP Valley Iron Works engines, two shafts.
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    Sheboygan (PF-57)
    Sheboygan 75k 31 July 1943 Tommy Trampp
    USS Sheboygan (PF-57)
    Sheboygan 107k Tommy Trampp
    Sheboygan 131k In a European port, circa 1945
    Photo by Barilli
    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974
    U.S. Navy photos NH 79075 and NH 79076
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Sheboygan 168k
    Sheboygan 88k Post card
    Postmarked 31 March 2006
    Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR, Ret.
    Lieutenant ter zee Victor Billet (F 910)
    Sheboygan 32k Photo by Daniel Develter Joe Radigan
    Sheboygan 58k Robert Hurst
    Sheboygan 97k Photo courtesy of Raphodon
    Sheboygan 72k
    Sheboygan 34k c. 1948
    Sheboygan 70k c. 1949
    Ostend, Belgium
    Sheboygan 69k c. 1952
    Belgium Navy photo
    Sheboygan 53k c. 1953

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Albert John Carpenter, USCG - Retired as Rear Admiral26 May 1944 - 17 November 1944
    02LT William R. Dickinson, USCGR17 November 1944
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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