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HMS Perim (K 593)
ex-Sierra Leone

PF-89 call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Victor - Tare


PF-89 served only in the Royal Navy.

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate/British Colony Class Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-197
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-89 in 1943
  • Laid down in 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract at Walsh-Kaiser Co., Inc., Providence, RI
  • Assigned to the Royal Navy under the Lend-Lease Program and named Phillimore
  • Renamed Sierra Leone
  • Launched 5 November 1944
  • Transferred to the Royal Navy 16 March 1944 and commissioned HMS Perim (K 593)
  • Returned to U.S. custody 22 May 1946
  • Scrapped in August 1947.


  • Displacement 1,246 t.
  • Length 304'
  • Beam 37' 6"
  • Draft 14'
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 176
  • Armament: Three 3"/50 dual purpose mounts, two twin 40mm mounts, nine 20mm mounts, one Hedgehog, eight depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Three 240psi 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp J. Hendy Iron Works engines, two shafts.
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    Sierra Leone
    PF-89 34k
    Proposed Namesake:

    The Sierra Leone Colony and Protectorate was the British colonial administration in Sierra Leone from 1808 to 1961, part of the British Empire from the abolitionism era until the recolonization era. The Crown colony, which included the area surrounding Freetown, was established in 1808. The protectorate was established in 1896 and included the interior of what is today known as Sierra Leone

    Tommy Trampp
    HMS Perim (K 593)
    PF-89 165k

    Perim(Arabic: Barim), also called Mayyun in Arabic, is a volcanic island in the Strait of Mandeb at the south entrance into the Red Sea, off the south-west coast of Yemen and belonging to Yemen. It administratively belongs to Bab al-Mandab District, Taiz Governorate. The island of Perim divides the strait of Mandeb into two channels.

    The island was a part of the British Empire between 1857 and 1967


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