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PCE-1609


PCE-1609 was built for The Netherlands



Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Quebec - Echo

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

  • Laid down 10 December 1952 as PCE-1609 by Avondale Marine Ways Inc., New Orleans, LA
  • Launched 20 March 1954
  • Delivered 11 June 1954 to the Royal Dutch Navy
  • Commissioned in November 1954 as the Dutch Corvette HRNLMS Jaguar (F 822)
  • Decommissioned 22 December 1983
  • Scrapped in 1988.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 402 t.
  • Length 175'
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 18.7 kts.
  • Complement 63
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount dua purpose mount, two 40mm mounts, two 20mm mounts, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
    Between 1959 and 1962 she was armed with a Mk15 Hedgehog rocket launchers
  • Propulsion: Two 900bhp General Motors 12-567A diesel engines (Serial Nos. 2127 and 2128), Falk single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PCE-1608 148k 11 June 1954
    Transfer of PCE-1608 and PCE-1609 to Netherlands Navy at Naval Station New Orleans, LA. Capt. F. H. Gardner, USN, C.O. (left), accepts a vase, on behalf of the station, presented him by RADM Gerard Koudijis, RNN as a token of appreciation and friendship extended officers and men of the ships which were transferred.
    National Archives photo 80-G-639257
    Dan Treadwell
    PCE-1608 109k 11 June 1954
    Transfer of PCE-1608 and PCE-1609 to Netherlands Navy at Naval Station New Orleans, LA. RADM Gerard Koudijis, RNN signs the papers as Capt. F. H. Gardner, USN, looks on.
    National Archives photo 80-G-639258
    PCE-1608 199k 11 June 1954
    Transfer of PCE-1608 and PCE-1609 to Netherlands Navy at Naval Station New Orleans, LA. Men of HNLMS Panter (F 821) and Jaguar stand with heads bared during the benediction which followed the transfer ceremony.
    National Archives photo 80-G-639259
    PCE-1609 108k 15 July 1954
    At sea.
    National Archives photo 80-G-646393
    F-822 67k . Fran VanGerven
    F-822 55k
    F-822 56k
    F-822 137k . Pim van Wijngaarden
    F-822 60k c. 1958 Royal Dutch Navy

    View the Jaguar Prior to Disposal Photos
    There is no DANFS history available for PCE-1609
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