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Orlando (PF 99)

Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Dog - Charlie


Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1). Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-207
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-99, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 2 August 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract at American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, Ohio
  • Launched 1 December 1943
  • Delivered and commissioned USS Orlando (PF-99), 15 November 1944
  • Decommissioned 27 June 1946 at Seattle, WA
  • Struck from the Navy Register 19 July 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Sold for scrap 10 November 1947 to Zidell Machinery and Supply Co., Portland, Oregon.


  • 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 (the after 3-inch gun was removed and a weather balloon hanger was added), 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 5,500ihp J. Hendy Iron Works vertical triple expansion steam engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Orlando 66k Launching Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Orlando 292k 9 August 1944
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Orlando, with a pusher-tug (aka Towboat) at her stern, is leaving for the long trip from the Great Lakes to New Orleans. Her mast is down and stowed on her deck
    Maritime Commission photo
    Bill Gonyo
    Gulfport 282k 4 April 1948
    Gulfport (PF 20), New Bedford (PF 71), and Orlando (PF 99) being dismantled at Zidell yard in Portland, Oregon. The hull in the rear is that of Roi (CVE 103)
    Dave Schroeder and John Chiquoine
    Photo added 8 October 2020

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR James Anderson Hyslop, USCG15 November 1944 - 23 March 1945
    02LCDR James Schoolcraft Muzzy, USCG - USCGA Class of 1936
    Awarded the Legion of Merit (1944)
    23 March 1945 - 4 May 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Joe Radigan

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