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PC-1617


PC-1617 was built for Portugal.

PC-1610 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down as PC-1617 at Normandie, Le Harve, France with Off Shore Procurement under the terms of the Military Defense Assistance Pact
  • Launched and delivered 7 June 1955
  • Transferred to Portugal and named Sao Nicolau (P 8)
  • Reclassified P-589
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 366 t.
  • Length 170'
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 17.5 kts.
  • Complement 62
  • Armament: Two twin 40mm mounts, two twin 20mm mounts, one Hedgehog and two mine rails
  • Propulsion: Four 3,240bhp SEMT-Pielstick diesel engines, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1617 86k c. 1956
    Portugese Navy photo from Jane's Fighting Ships
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1617 48k c. 1961
    Portuguese Navy photo from the 1961/1962 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships"
    Robert Hurst
    PC-1617 32k c. 1967 Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1617
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