Patrol Frigate (PF) Models

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

We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: In the unlikely event you are not completely satisfied with your model and wish to return it, notify us within 7 days of the model delivery and we will issue a refund or exchange.

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.

Add a museum-like touch to your model display - Consider our protective display case option. Keep fingers and dust away - forever!  Please visit our Display Case page to see our selection.

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