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Greensboro (PF 101)

Call sign:
Nan - Able - Charlie - Sugar


Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1). Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-209
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-101, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1973) by the American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, Ohio
  • Launched 9 February 1944
  • Delivered and commissioned USS Greensboro (PF-101), 29 January 1945 at Curtis Bay, MD
  • Decommissioned 14 March 1946 at Boston, MA
  • Struck from the Navy Register 23 April 1947 and transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Sold for scrap 22 April 1948 to the Southern Shipbuilding Co. of New Orleans, LA
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists sales date as February 1948.


  • Displacement 1,430 t.
  • Length 303' 11"
  • Beam 37' 6"
  • Draft 13' 8"
  • Speed 20.3 kts.
  • Complement 176
  • 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 240psi 3-drum express boilers, two 5,500ihp verticle triple expansion J. Hendy Iron Works engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Greensboro 100k U.S. Coast Guard Photo Joseph M. Lobo, ex-CM2/c, USCG and Jordynne Olivia Lobo, ex-AG3, USNR
    Greensboro 94k Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 53780 Mike Green
    Greensboro 172k c. early 1945
    National Archives photo 26-G-2870

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Henry Parsons Kniskern, Jr., USCG29 January 1945 -23 March 1945
    02LT James S. Muzzy, USCG - USCGA Class of 1936
    Awarded the Legion of Merit (1944)
    23 March 1945 - 23 May 1945
    03LCDR Henry E. Steel, USCGR23 May 1945 - 11 September 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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