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Peoria (PF 67)

Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Zebra - Fox


Peoria 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-175
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-67, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 25 May 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract by the Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Launched 2 October 1943
  • Accepted by the Navy in July 1944 and placed in service to be ferried to another port for further outfitting
  • Delivered in October 1944
  • Placed in commission 15 October 1944, probably for the purpose of moving her from the Great Lakes area to the Gulf of Mexico
  • Placed in full commission as USS Peoria (PF-67), 2 January 1945 at Houston, TX
  • Decommissioned 15 May 1946
  • Struck from the Navy Register 19 June 1946
  • Turned over to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission, sold to Cuba and renamed Antonio Maceo (F-302), 16 June 1947
  • Sunk as a target in 1975.


  • 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 mounts, one Hedgehog, eight depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp vertical triple expansion Valley Iron Works engines, two shafts.
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    Peoria (PF 67)
    Peoria 97k Fitting out at the Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, 12 January 1944
    National Archives photos 19-N-71139 and 19-N-71140 from the Bureau of Ships Collection
    Naval Historical Center
    Peoria 100k
    USS Peoria (PF 67)
    Peoria 61k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Peoria 83k Off Charleston, South Carolina, following modification as a weather station ship, circa June 1945.
    National Archives photos 19-N-84712, 19-N-84713, 19-N-84717, 19-N-84718, 19-N-84719, 19-N-84720 and 19-N-84721 from the Bureau of Ships Collection
    Naval Historical Center
    Peoria 83k
    Peoria 130k
    Peoria 160k
    Peoria 138k
    Peoria 127k
    Peoria 152k
    Antonio Maceo (F-302)
    Peoria 161k 9 August 1948
    Amsterdam, North Holland
    Photo by Merk, Ben/Anefo. Dutch National Archives photos Component Nos. 902-9015 and 902-9016VA
    Robert Hurst
    Photo added 21 August 2019
    Peoria 250k
    Peoria 78k Antonio Maceo visiting New Orleans, Louisiana. Photographed at 1545 hrs. Eastern Standard Time, 9 May 1950
    National Archives photos NH 99316 and 19-N-99317 from the Bureau of Ships Collection
    Naval Historical Center
    Peoria 104k
    Peoria 33k c. 1951 Robert Hurst
    Peoria 47k c. 1960
    Cuban Navy photo from the 1960/1961 edition of Janes Fighting Ships
    Peoria (PF 67)
    Peoria 97k Pin from the 1993 Ships Reunion at Norfolk, VA Tommy Trampp

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR George Robert Leslie, USCG2 January 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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