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Skowhegan (PCE 843)

Call sign:
November - Xray - Mike - Papa

PCE-842 Class Patrol Craft Escort:

  • Laid down as Patrol Craft Escort (Rescue), PCE(R)-843, 25 June 1943 by the Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Co., Chicago IL
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Craft Escort, PCE-843
  • Launched 24 November 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCE-843, 30 January 1944 at New Orleans, LA
  • Placed in service as a Naval Reserve Training vessel in January 1947 and assigned to the 1st Naval District (Boston)
  • Decommissioned in March 1955 at Boston, MA and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Boston
  • Named Skowhegan 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register in July 1960
  • Sold in 1961
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 640 t.
  • Length 180' 6"
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 9' 8"
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 100
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, three 40mm mounts, five 20mm mounts, two depth charge tracks, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge projectors (hedgehogs)
  • Propulsion: Two 900bhp General Motors 12-567A diesel engines, Falk single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    USS PCE-843
    Skowhegan 94k In port following World War II.
    Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1977.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85417
    Naval Historical Center
    Skowhegan (PCE 843)
    Skowhegan 73k c. 1959
    South Boston Naval Annex
    Skowhegan (PCE-843) outboard of Groton (PCE-900)
    ©Richard Leonhardt

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