Allied Warships

USS Tacoma (PF-3)

Frigate of the Tacoma class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byKaiser Cargo, Inc. (Richmond, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Dec 1942 
Laid down10 Mar 1943 
Launched7 Jul 1943 
Commissioned6 Nov 1943 
End service9 Oct 1951 

Decommissioned at Cold Harbor, Alaska on 16 August 1945.
Transferred to the USSR being renamed EK-12.
Returned to the U.S.N. on 16 October 1949 at Yokosuka, Japan.
Recommissioned 1 December 1950.
Decommissioned 9 October 1951.
Transferred to the Republic of Korea 9 October 1951 being renamed Taedong (PF-63).
Returned to the U.S.N 28 February 1973.
Stricken 20 April 1973.
Donated to Republic of Korea as a museum and training ship.


Commands listed for USS Tacoma (PF-3)

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1Adrian Francis Werner, USCG3 Nov 1943

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