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Call sign:
Nan - William - Mike - Jig

PC-627 served the Navies of the United States and Free France.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down 5 June 1942 by the Jeffersonville Boat and Machinery Co., Jeffersonville, IN; Launched, 7 September 1942; Commissioned USS PC-627, 6 November 1942; Decommissioned, 28 October 1944 and transferred to the Free French as Cavalier (W 122) at Toulon, France; Redesignated W-19; Struck from the Navy Register 27 June 1951. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 280 t.(lt) , 450 t.(fl); Length 173' 8"; Beam 23'; Draft 10' 10"; Speed 20.2 kts.; Complement 65; Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one single 40mm gun mount; three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectiles, two depth charge tracks; Propulsion two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 7793 and 7798), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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PC-627 127k - E. J. Comeau
PC 553/1228
USS PC-627
PC-627 67k - E. J. Comeau
PC 553/1228
Cavalier (W 122)
PC-627 70k . Robert Hurst

There is no DANFS history available for PC-627
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