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Patrol Frigates (PF) originated from River class anti-submarine ships (originally called "corvettes" and later "frigates"), then on order in a Canadian shipyard for the British Royal Navy, that were transferred to the U.S. Navy in February 1942. These vessels were originally classified as corvettes and numbered in the "gunboat" (PG) series by the US Navy, and accordingly assigned hull numbers PG-101 through PG-110. The first two were placed in commission as such in December 1942, and the remaining eight were returned to the Royal Navy under "Lend-Lease". A hundred similar ships, modified to American specifications, were ordered from U.S. shipyards under Maritime Commission contracts. These were initially assigned hull numbers PG-111 through PG-210. On 15 April 1943, the U.S. Navy changed the classification of the first two Canadian-built ships, and of all those planned for construction in the United States, to "patrol escort", or "frigate", with numbers assigned in a newly-established PF series. Ninety-six frigates were built upon authorization in December 1942, seventy-five manned by the Coast Guard and twenty-one loaned to the Royal Navy as colony- class frigates. US frigates were designated Tacoma-class, all named for small American cities.

Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.

USS Asheville (PF-1) ex-PG-101
USS San Pedro (PF-37) ex-PG-145 USS Hamond (PF-73) ex-PG-181 to UK as HMS Antigua (K501)
USS Natchez (PF-2) ex-PG-102 USS Coronado (PF-38) ex-PG-146 USS Hargood (PF-74) ex-PG-182 to UK as HMS Ascension (K502)
USS Tacoma (PF-3) ex-PG-111 USS Ogden (PF-39) ex-PG-147 USS Hotham (PF-75) ex-PG-183 to UK as HMS Bahamas (K503)
USS Sausalito (PF-4) ex-PG-112 USS Eugene (PF-40) ex-PG-148 USS Halstead (PF-76) ex-PG-184 to UK as HMS Barbados (K504)
USS Hoquiam (PF-5) ex-PG-113 USS El Paso (PF-41) ex-PG-149 USS Hannam (PF-77) ex-PG-185 to UK as HMS Caicos (K505)
USS Pasco (PF-6) ex-PG-114 USS Van Buren (PF-42) ex-PG-150 USS Harland (PF-78) ] ex-PG-186 to UK as HMS Cayman (K506)
USS Albuquerque (PF-7) ex-PG-115 USS Orange (PF-43) ex-PG-151 USS Harman (PF-79) ex-PG-187 to UK as HMS Dominica (K507)
USS Everett (PF-8) ex-PG-116 USS Corpus Christi (PF-44) ex-PG-152 USS Harvey (PF-80) ex-PG-188 to UK as HMS Gold Coast (K584)
USS Pocatello (PF-9) ex-PG-117 USS Hutchinson (PF-45) ex-PG-153 USS Holmes (PF-81) ex-PG-189 to UK as HMS Hong Kong (K585)
USS Brownsville (PF-10) ex-PG-118 USS Bisbee (PF-46) ex-PG-154 USS Hornby (PF-82) ex-PG-190 to UK as HMS Montserrat (K586)
USS Grand Forks (PF-11) ex-PG-119 USS Gallup (PF-47) ex-PG-155 USS Hoste (PF-83) ex-PG-191 to UK as HMS Nyasaland (K587)
USS Casper (PF-12) ex-PG-120 USS Rockford (PF-48) ex-PG-156 USS Howett (PF-84) ex-PG-192 to UK as HMS Papua (K588)
USS Pueblo (PF-13) ex-PG-121 USS Muskogee (PF-49) ex-PG-157 USS Pilford (PF-85) ex-PG-193 to UK as HMS Pitcairn (K589)
USS Grand Island (PF-14) ex-PG-122 USS Carson City (PF-50) ex-PG-158 USS St. Helena (PF-86) ex-Pasley to UK as HMS St. Helena (K590)
USS Annapolis (PF-15) ex-PG-123 USS Burlington (PF-51) ex-PG-159 USS Patton (PF-87) ex-PG-195 to UK as HMS Sarawak (K591)
USS Bangor (PF-16) ex-PG-124 USS Allentown (PF-52) ex-PG-160 USS Pearl (PF-88) ex-PG-196 to UK as HMS Seychelles (K592)
USS Key West (PF-17) ex-PG-125 USS Machias (PF-53) ex-PG-161 USS Phillimore (PF-89) ex-PG-197 to UK as HMS Sierra Leone (K593)
USS Alexandria (PF-18) ex-PG-126 USS Sandusky (PF-54) ex-PG-162 USS Popham (PF-90) ex-PG-198 to UK as HMS Somaliland (K594)
USS Huron (PF-19) ex-PG-127 USS Bath (PF-55) ex-PG-163 USS Tortola (PF-91) ex-Peyton to UK as HMS Tortola (K595)
USS Gulfport (PF-20) ex-PG-128 USS Covington (PF-56) ex-PG-164 USS Zanzibar (PF-92) ex-Prowse to UK as HMS Zanzibar (K596)
USS Bayonne (PF-21) ex-PG-129 USS Sheboygan (PF-57) ex-PG-165 USS Lorain (PF-93) ex-USS Roanoke (PG-201)
USS Gloucester (PF-22) ex-PG-130 USS Abilene (PF-58) ex-Bridgeport, ex-PG-166 USS Milledgeville (PF-94) ex-PG-202
USS Shreveport (PF-23) ex-PG-131 USS Beaufort (PF-59) ex-PG-167 USS Stamford (PF-95) ex-PG-203, cancelled
USS Muskegon (PF-24) ex-PG-132 USS Charlotte (PF-60) ex-PG-168 USS Macon (PF-96) ex-PG-204 cancelled
USS Charlottesville (PF-25) ex-PG-133 USS Manitowoc (PF-61) ex-PG-169 USS Lorain (PF-97) ex-USS Vallejo (PG-205) cancelled
USS Poughkeepsie (PF-26) ex-PG-134 USS Gladwyne (PF-62) ex-PG-170 USS Milledgeville (PF-98) ex-PG-206 cancelled
USS Newport (PF-27) ex-PG-135 USS Moberly (PF-63) ex-Scranton, ex-PG-171 USS Orlando (PF-99) ex-PG-207
USS Emporia (PF-28) ex-PG-136 USS Knoxville (PF-64) ex-PG-172 USS Racine (PF-100) ex-PG-208
USS Groton (PF-29) ex-PG-137 USS Uniontown (PF-65) ex-PG-173 USS Greensboro (PF-101) ex-PG-209
USS Hingham (PF-30) ex-PG-138 USS Reading (PF-66) ex-PG-174 USS Forsyth (PF-102) ex-PG-210
USS Grand Rapids (PF-31) ex-PG-139 USS Peoria (PF-67) ex-PG-175 USS PF-103 to Iran as Bayandor (F 25)
USS Woonsocket (PF-32) ex-PG-140 USS Brunswick (PF-68) ex-PG-176 USS PF-104 to Iran as Naghdi (F 26)
USS Dearborn (PF-33) ex-PG-141 USS Davenport (PF-69) ex-PG-177 USS PF-105 to Iran as Milanian (F 27)
USS Long Beach (PF-34) ex-PG-142 USS Evansville (PF-70) ex-PG-178 USS PF-106 to Iran as Kahnamuie (F 28)
USS Belfast (PF-35) ex-PG-143 USS New Bedford (PF-71) ex-PG-179 USS PF-107 to Thailand as Tapi (PF 5)
USS Glendale (PF-36) ex-PG-144 USS Hallowell (PF-72) ex-Machias to U.K. as HMS Anguilla (K500) USS PF-108 to Thailand as Khirirat (PF 6)

We offer our Patrol Frigate (PF) Models in several popular size/scale offerings for easy ordering and selection.  However, if you would like your model made in a size other than those sizes listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!

Our models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models.  Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitly crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany.  Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate.  Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.

The model build time is generally 24 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping.  Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.

FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.

Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.

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