The transfer of frigates from the US Navy to Soviet sailors

frigates from the US Navy

The transfer of frigates from the US Navy to Soviet sailors. 1945 year.

American patrol frigates of the Takoma type (displacement 1509 / 2238-2415 tons, speed 20 knots, armament: 3 of the 76 mm guns, 2 of the 40 mm twin Bofors, 9 of the 20 mm Erlikon, 1 jet bomb Hedgehog. The frigates were built in the years 1943-1945.

In 1945, 28 ships of this type were transferred to the USSR in Lend-Lease, where they were reclassified to guard ships and received the designation “EC-1” – “EC-30”.

On February 17, 1950, all 28 ships were excluded from the Navy of the USSR in connection with the return to the US Navy in Maizuru (Japan).



Location: Cold Bay, Alaska, USA
Date: July-September 1945

In : 1945

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