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Call sign:
Echo - Papa - Alpha - Foxtrot

PF-103 was built for Iran

PF-103 Class Patrol Frigate:

  • Laid down 28 August 1962 as PF-103 by Levingston Shipbuilding, Orange, TX
  • Launched 7 July 1963
  • Completed 15 May 1964
  • Delivered 18 May 1964
  • Transferred to Iran as Bayandor (F 25), 18 May 1964 at Charleston, SC
  • Reclassified FS-81
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 900 t., 1,135 t. (fl)
  • Length 299' 2"
  • Beam 32'
  • Draft 11'
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 133/140
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 Mk 34 dual purpose mounts,two 40mm mounts, one Hedgehog depth charge projector (replaced by four 23mm Soviet AA mounts)
  • Propulsion: Four 1,500bhp Fairbanks-Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines, two shafts.
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    PF-103 58k c. 1964 Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history currently available for PF-103.
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