USS Pasco (PF-6)

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USS Pasco
Career (United States)
Name:USS Pasco (PG-114)
Namesake:Pasco, Washington
Reclassified:PF-6, 15 April 1943
Builder:Kaiser Cargo, Inc., Richmond, California
Yard number:49
Laid down:7 July 1943
Launched:17 August 1943
Sponsored by:Miss Myrna Olson
Commissioned:15 April 1944
Decommissioned:August 1945
Fate:transferred to the Soviet Navy, August 1945
Acquired:returned from Soviet Navy, 1950
Fate:transferred to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, 1953
Struck:1 December 1961
Acquired:returned from Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, 18 March 1968
Fate:transferred to Republic of Korea Navy, 1969
Career (Soviet Union)
Name:EK-15
Acquired:August 1945
Fate:Returned to United States, 1950
Career (Japan)
Name:JDS Kashi (PF-283)
Acquired:1953
Renamed:YAK-12, 1965
Decommissioned:30 June 1967
Fate:Returned to United States, 18 March 1968
Career (South Korea)
Acquired:1969
Fate:Used for parts; converted to a floating pier, April 1969
General characteristics
Class and type:Tacoma-class frigate
Displacement:1,430 long tons (1,453 t) light
2,415 long tons (2,454 t) full
Length:303 ft 11 in (92.63 m)
Beam:37 ft 11 in (11.56 m)
Draft:13 ft 8 in (4.17 m)
Propulsion:2 × 5,500 shp (4,101 kW) turbines
3 boilers
2 shafts
Speed:20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement:190
Armament:• 3 × 3"/50 caliber guns (3×1)
• 4 × 40 mm guns (2×2)
• 9 × 20 mm guns (9×1)
• 1 × Hedgehog anti-submarine mortar
• 8 × Y-gun depth charge projectors
• 2 × depth charge tracks
 
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USS Pasco
Career (United States)
Name:USS Pasco (PG-114)
Namesake:Pasco, Washington
Reclassified:PF-6, 15 April 1943
Builder:Kaiser Cargo, Inc., Richmond, California
Yard number:49
Laid down:7 July 1943
Launched:17 August 1943
Sponsored by:Miss Myrna Olson
Commissioned:15 April 1944
Decommissioned:August 1945
Fate:transferred to the Soviet Navy, August 1945
Acquired:returned from Soviet Navy, 1950
Fate:transferred to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, 1953
Struck:1 December 1961
Acquired:returned from Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, 18 March 1968
Fate:transferred to Republic of Korea Navy, 1969
Career (Soviet Union)
Name:EK-15
Acquired:August 1945
Fate:Returned to United States, 1950
Career (Japan)
Name:JDS Kashi (PF-283)
Acquired:1953
Renamed:YAK-12, 1965
Decommissioned:30 June 1967
Fate:Returned to United States, 18 March 1968
Career (South Korea)
Acquired:1969
Fate:Used for parts; converted to a floating pier, April 1969
General characteristics
Class and type:Tacoma-class frigate
Displacement:1,430 long tons (1,453 t) light
2,415 long tons (2,454 t) full
Length:303 ft 11 in (92.63 m)
Beam:37 ft 11 in (11.56 m)
Draft:13 ft 8 in (4.17 m)
Propulsion:2 × 5,500 shp (4,101 kW) turbines
3 boilers
2 shafts
Speed:20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement:190
Armament:• 3 × 3"/50 caliber guns (3×1)
• 4 × 40 mm guns (2×2)
• 9 × 20 mm guns (9×1)
• 1 × Hedgehog anti-submarine mortar
• 8 × Y-gun depth charge projectors
• 2 × depth charge tracks

USS Pasco (PF-6), a Tacoma-class frigate, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for Pasco, Washington.

Pasco (PF–6) was laid down under Maritime Commission hull 1424, on 7 July 1943 at the Kaiser Cargo Company shipyard in Richmond, California; launched on 17 August 1943, sponsored by Miss Myrna Olson; and commissioned on 15 April 1944.

Service history

After shakedown, Pasco reported to San Francisco, California, on 25 May, and continued patrol operations in the San Francisco-San Diego area until reporting to Kodiak to join the Alaskan Sea Frontier on 15 October. In January 1945, she returned to Seattle and guarded the northern Pacific coast.

After war-time service, the ship was leased to the Soviet Union in August 1945 and continued operations with that country until 1950, when she returned to the United States and went into reserve.

Loaned to Japan in 1953, the frigate was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 December 1961. In 1964, the ship was given to Japan and continued to operate with the Japanese as Kashi until 1968.

Returned to United States custody on 18 March 1968, the ship was transferred to South Korea in 1969 and used for parts. Eventually the ship was converted to a floating pier.

References

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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