|Armament||3 3"/50 AA guns (3x1). 4 40mm AA (2x2). 9 20mm AA (9x1).|
|Max speed||20 knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines, two shafts|
|Notes on class|
This class was based on the British River class frigate with American adjustments (3" gun instead of the British 4" etc). These ships were built to mercantile standards making them quicker to build but weaker than destroyer escorts for example.
96 were built, 21 of those going to Britain as the Colony class frigates. These ships were mostly intended as anti-submarine vessels.
All ships of the Tacoma class
See all Frigate classes.
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