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USS Glendale (PF-36) 

Please see below for item level images and donated collections containing photographs of USS Glendale (PF-36) 

USS Glendale (PF-36) was launched 28 May 1943, by Consolidated Steel Corp., Los Angeles, Calif.; sponsored by Miss Shirley Schlichtman; and commissioned 1 October 1943, Lt. Comdr. Harold J. Doebler, USCG, in command.

Following shakedown off Southern California, USS Glendale (PF-36) sailed from San Diego 12 January 1944 and reached Cairns, Australia, 17 February. Until the fall of 1944, she served as an antisubmarine and antiaircraft escort ship based in New Guinea protecting arriving and departing merchantmen. On 5 December 1944, USS Glendale (PF-36) was escorting a convoy from Hollandia to Leyte when attacking Japanese planes sank SS Antoine Saugrain, a cargo ship laden with valuable radar material, and severely damaged SS Marcus Daly. She brought the rest of the convoy safely into Leyte the next day.

USS Glendale (PF-36) departed Leyte 8 December bound for the Atlantic and moored at Boston 24 January 1945. After overhaul, she got underway from Casco Bay, Maine, 28 March for Seattle, arriving 26 April, before she sailed for Cold Bay, Alaska. Decommissioning there 12 June 1945, USS Glendale (PF-36) was simultaneously transferred to the Soviet Navy. Renamed EK-42 she then served as a patrol vessel in the Far East.

USS Glendale (PF-36) was returned to the United States by the Soviet Union 16 November 1949 at Yokosuka, Japan, and recommissioned 11 October 1950. In December, 1950, the ship patrolled off Hungnam, Pusan, and Inchon, Korea, in support of United Nations forces fighting aggression ashore. For her actions in Korean waters, USS Glendale (PF-36) was awarded the Korean Presidential Unit Citation. On 29 October 1951, she was decommissioned again and transferred to the Government of Thailand to serve as Tachin (PF-1) USS Glendale (PF-36) was struck from the Navy List 20 November 1951.

For a complete history of USS Glendale (PF-36) please see its DANFS page.