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PC-1621



Call sign:
India - Hotel - Papa - Lima


PC-1621 was built for Italy.

PC-1610 Class Submarine Chaser/Albatros Class Corvette:

  • Laid down in 1954 as PC-1621 by Navalmeccanica of Castellammare di Stabia, Castellamare, Italy using "offshore" funds
  • Launched in 1954
  • Delivered in 1955 and commissioned Airone (F 545)
  • Decommissioned in 1992
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 800 t.
  • Length 76.30m
  • Beam 9.60m
  • Draft 2.79m
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 102
  • Armament: Two 76mm mounts, two 40mm mounts, two Hedgehogs and two depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 2,000hp Potenza diesel engines, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1621 50k c. 1959
    Photo courtesy of Captain Aldo Fraccaroli from the 1960/1961 edition of Janes Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1621
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