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Brunswick (PF 68)

Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Xray - Oboe


Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) The second Brunswick was originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-176
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-68, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 16 July 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract at Leathem D. Smith Shipyard, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Launched 6 November 1943
  • Commissioned USS Brunswick (PF-68), 2 October 1944
  • Decommissioned 3 May 1946 at Boston, MA
  • Struck from the Navy Register 19 June 1946
  • Sold for scrap 9 April 1947 to the Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. of Chester, PA.


  • 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 projector, eight depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp Koppers Co. engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Brunswick 118k Commissioning Program
    From the collection of Francis B. Crowley, LT(jg), USCGR
    Dana Crowley
    Brunswick 176k
    Brunswick 158k Crew roster
    From the collection of Francis B. Crowley, LT(jg), USCGR
    Brunswick 252k
    Brunswick 96k Crew photo
    From the collection of Francis B. Crowley, LT(jg), USCGR
    Brunswick 58k From the collection of Francis B. Crowley, LT(jg), USCGR
    Brunswick 74k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Benjamin B. Sherry, USCG3 October 1944 - 5 December 1944
    02LCDR James Alfred Martin, USCG1945 - 14 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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