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Venture (PYc 52)

Call sign for Venture:
November - Juliet - Victor - Alpha


Submarine Chaser/Coastal Patrol Yacht: Built 1913 as the wooden hulled yacht Vixen by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., New York, NY; Acquired by the Navy, 27 December 1941; Commissioned USS PC-826, 10 March 1942; Named and reclassified as a Coastal Patrol Yacht, USS Venture (PYc-52), 15 July 1943; Decommissioned, 25 September 1943 and placed in service; Placed out of service, 10 October 1945; Struck from the Naval Register, 24 October 1945; Transferred 12 April 1946 to the War Shipping Administration to be sold. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 138 t.(fl); Length 110'; Beam 17' 6"; Draft 6' (mean) (fl); Speed; 17k; Complement 24; Armament two .50 cal. machine guns, four depth charges; Propulsion three 900shp Consolidated diesel engines, three shafts

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