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PC-1640


PC-1640 served the Navies of the United States and Turkey.



Yarhisar Call sign:
Tango - Bravo - Lima - Oscar

PC-1638 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down, 11 March 1963 by Gunderson Brothers Engineering Corp., Portland, Oregon
  • Launched, 14 May 1964
  • Commissioned USS PC-1640, 27 August 1964
  • Transferred to Turkey 18 July 1965 at San Diego, CA as TCG Yarhisar (P 113)
  • Placed out of service in 2005
  • Presently a museum ship at Istanbul, Turkey.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 280 t.(lt) , 295 t.(fl)
  • Length 175'
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 59
  • Armament: One Mk 15 ASW Hedgehog mortar, one 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectiles and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 2,400hp ALCO 169X 10AT diesel engines, two shafts.

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    PC-1640
    PC-1640/1641 130k PC-1640 and PC-1641 believed to be the "first," two 173 foot PCs launched side by side at the Gunderson Brothers Engineering Corporation Shipyard on Thursday, 14 May 1964. The vessels were mounted on the same launching skid and braced about four feet apart amidships so they would not bump into each other when they floated free in the Willamette River. Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1640/1641 103k 14 May 1964. Dan Treadwell
    USS PC-1640
    PC-1640 50k 27 August 1964
    Portland, Oregon
    Gunderson Brothers Engineering Corp.
    E. J. Comeau
    PC 553/1228
    PC-1640 72k 27 August 1964 Dan Treadwell
    PC-1640 67k 27 August 1964 Dan Treadwell
    PC-1640 69k 27 August 1964 Dan Treadwell
    TCG Yarhisar (P 113)
    P-113 86k Yrahisar (P 113). Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1640 92k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 120k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 152k . CŁneyt Demir
    Museum Ship Yarhisar (P 113)
    PC-1640 78k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 61k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 240k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 139k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 136k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 191k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 129k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 182k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 100k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 189k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 134k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 141k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 256k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 116k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 205k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 217k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 232k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 112k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 207k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 184k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1640 33k . CŁneyt Demir
    PC-1640 149k 2 August 2007 CŁneyt Demir

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1640
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