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Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Tango - Papa

PC-1605 was built for The Netherlands.

PCE-1604 Class Patrol Craft Escort/Roofdier (Predator) Class Corvette: Laid down 2 March 1953 as PCE-1605 by the General Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, East Boston, MA; Launched 5 August 1954; Transferred to The Netherlands as HNLMS Hermelijn (F 819); Scrapped in 1987.

Specifications: Displacement 402 t.; Length 175'; Beam 23'; Draft 10' 10"; Speed 18.7 kts.; Complement 63; Armament one 3"/50, two 40-mm mounts; two 20-mm mounts, Between 1959 and 1962 the ship was armed with a MK15 Hedgehog rocket launchers, four depth charge projectiles, two depth charge tracks; Propulsion two 900bhp General Motors 12-567A diesel engines, Falk single reduction gear, two shafts.

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PCE-1605 189k 13 September 1954
Personnel of ship man the 3"/50 gun during general quarters drill.
National Archives photo 80-G-663289
Dan Treadwell
PCE-1605 166k W. Holtkamp, QMS2 signals on bridge of ship.
National Archives photo 80-G-63290
Dan Treadwell
PCE-1605 183k . Pieter Bakels
PCE-1605 121k HRNLMS Panter (F 821), ex-PCE-1608; HRNLMS Vos (F 820), ex-PCE-1606;Hermelijn and HRNLMS Wolf (F 817),
Royal Netherlands Navy photo
Fran Van Gerven
PCE-1605 62k 20 September 1959
Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Joe Radigan

General Description of Electronic Systems Installation On Board PCE-1605
There is no DANFS history available for PCE-1605
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Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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