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Charlotte (PF-60)

Call sign:
November - Zulu - Xray - Golf


Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-168
  • Redesignated a Patrol Frigate, PF-60, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 5 August 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract at Globe Shipbuilding Co., Superior, Wisconsin
  • Launched 30 October 1943
  • Commissioned USS Charlotte (PF-60), 9 October 1944
  • Decommissioned 19 April 1946 at Norfolk, VA
  • Turned over to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • Sold for scrap 13 May 1947 but instead converted to a coastal passenger ship for Brazil
  • Scrapped in 1965.


  • Displacement 1,430 t.
  • Length, 303' 11"(oa)
  • Beam 37' 6"
  • Draft 13' 8"
  • Speed 20.3 kts.
  • Complement 176
  • Armament: Three 3"/50 dual purpose mounts (For those frigates fitted out for weather patrol duty, the after 3-inch gun was removed and a weather balloon hanger was added aft), two twin 40mm mounts,
    nine 20mm, one Hedgehog depth charge projector, eight depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp J. Hendy Iron Works engines, two shafts.
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    Commanding Officers
    01CDR Ralph David Dean, USCG9 October 1944
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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