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Call sign:
Echo - Papa - Alpha - India

PF-106 was built for Iran

PF-103 Class Patrol Frigate:

  • Laid down 1 May 1967 as PF-106 by Levingston Shipbuilding, Orange, TX
  • Launched 13 February 1968
  • Completed 12 October 1968
  • Transferred to Iran 10 December 1968 as Kahnamoi (F 28)
  • Reclassified FS-84
  • Sunk in 1982 by Iraqi Naval Forces.


  • Displacement 900 t., 1,540 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
  • Propulsion: Four diesel engines, two shafts.
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    PF-105 144k c. 1969
    The destroyer tender USS Piedmont (AD-17) with the Iranian corvettes Milanian (F-27) and Kahnamoi (F-28) alongside
    U.S. Navy photo
    All Hands Magazine

    There is no DANFS history currently available for PF-106
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