Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster
Please Take A Moment To Let Us Know So That We Can Correct Any Problems And Make Your Visit As Enjoyable And As Informative As Possible.

NavSource Online: Frigate Photo Archive

Racine (PF-100)

Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Able - Xray


Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1). The first Racine was originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-208
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-100, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down 14 September 1943 under a Maritime Commission contract at American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, Ohio
  • Launched 15 March 1944
  • Delivered and commissioned USS Racine (PF-100), 22 January 1945 at Houston, TX
  • Decommissioned 27 June 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 July 1946
  • Sold for scrap 2 December 1947 to Franklin Ship Wrecking Co. of Hillside, NJ.


  • 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.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    Racine 85k Launching Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Clarence Henry Waring, Jr., USCG22 January 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    View the Racine (PF-100)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back To the Patrol Craft/Gunboat/Submarine Chaser Ship Type Index Back to the Patrol Gunboat (PG) Photo Index Back to the Patrol Frigate (PF) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created by Gary P. Priolo and maintained by Tom Bateman
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History