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Fairview (EPCE[R] 850)
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PCE(R)-848 Class Patrol Craft Escort (Rescue):Originally planned as PCE-850 but reclassified PCE(R)-850 in June 1943Laid down 6 October 1943 by Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Co., Chicago, ILLaunched, 8 February 1944Commissioned USS PCE(R)-850, 17 April 1944General MacArthur had directed his chief signal officer, Major General S. B. Akin, to form a fleet command post to facilitate communications during complex land, sea, and air attacks. Most of the ships designated for this duty belonged to the Army. The Navy, realizing that the hospital space on the PCER could easily be converted into a communications center, assigned PCERs 848, 849, and 850 to the operational control of General Headquarters,Southwest Pacific Areas. Work was completed in mid-September 1944 and on 30 September 1944, PCERs 848 and 849 sailed to Hollandia, New GuineaNamed Fairview 15 February 1956Reclassified as an Experimental Patrol Craft Escort (Rescue), EPCE(R)-850 in 1959Decommissioned 1 May 1968, struck from the Navy Register and soldFate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 903 t.Length 184' 6"Beam 33' 1"Draft 9' 5"Speed 15.7 kts.Complement 99Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 40mm gun mounts, two depth charge tracks and two depth charge projectorsPropulsion: Two 1,800bhp General Motors 12-567A diesel engines, Falk single reduction gear, two shafts.
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||8 February 1944
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Photo by S. P. Ryan from the 1964/1965 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
|??||LT William Cook, USN||August 1957 - August 1959|
|??||LT Robert Bernard Hoffman, USN - USNA Class of 1953||1959|
|??||LT Harold John Sutphen, USN - Retired as Captain||.|
|??||LT William Eugene Roberts, USN - USNA Class of 1952|
Retired as Captain
|??||LT William D. Pivarnik, USN - USNA Class of 1958|
Retired as Captain
Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan
There is no DANFS history available for Fairview (EPCE[R] 850)
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