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PCE-1606


PC-1606 was built for The Netherlands

PCE-1604 Class Patrol Craft Escort/Roofdier (Predator) Class Corvette:

  • Laid down 3 August 1952 as PCE-1606 by the General Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Boston, MA
  • Launched 1 May 1954
  • Commissioned 2 December 1954 as the Dutch Corvette HRNLMS Vos (Fox) (F 820)
  • Scrapped in 1988.

    Specifications:

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

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    PCE-1606
    PCE-1606 20k 1 May 1954
    Launching of the PCE-1606 at the General Ship and Engine Works Inc., East Boston, MA. L to R: Mr. Byron C. Hedblom, Vice President of the General Ship and Engine Works Inc., Mrs. Philip W. Snyder, Sponsor, Miss Katherine Watts, Maid of Honor, Capt. Philip W. Snyder, Commander Boston Naval Shipyard, Mr. Carl G. Hedblom, President of General Ship and Engine Works Inc., Capt. Joseph L. Bird, Sup Ship and INS ORD Planning Officer
    National Archives photo 80-G-638952
    Dan Treadwell
    PCE-1606 25k 1 May 1954
    Launching of the PCE-1606 at the General Ship and Engine Works Inc., East Boston, MA. Mrs. Philip W. Snyder, Sponsor, and Mr. I.W. Barkman, Treasurer of General Ship and Engine Works Inc., East Boston, MA
    National Archives photo 80-G-638953
    PCE-1606 27k 1 May 1954
    Launching of the PCE-1606 at the General Ship and Engine Works Inc., East Boston, MA. Mrs. Philip W. Snyder, Sponsor
    National Archives photo 80-G-638954
    HRNLMS Vos (F 820)
    PCE-1606 185k LT J. D. Sanderling, USN Liasion Officer for the Fleet Training Group Norfolk, VA standing behind the commanding officer and a lookout Pieter Bakels
    F-820 50k . Royal Dutch Navy
    F-820 50k
    PCE-1606 111k . Pieter Bakels
    PCE-1605 121k HRNLMS Panter (F 821), ex-PCE-1608; Vos; HRNLMS Hermelijn (F 819), ex-PCE-1605 and HRNLMS Wolf (F 817), ex-PCE-1607
    Royal Netherlands Navy photo
    Fran Van Gerven
    PCE-1606 168k Vos, Panter and Onvermoeid (A 857), ex-MSO-484 passing the light cruiser de Ruyter (C 801) to port. Pieter Bakels
    PCE-1606 271k c. 1970
    Royal Netherlands Navy photo
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PCE-1606
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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