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Crestview (PCE 895)
ex-PCE-895



Call sign:
November - Xray - Kilo - Foxtrot


Crestview served the Navies of the United States, South Vietnam and the Philippines.

PCE-881 Class Patrol Craft Escort:

  • Laid down 2 December 1942 by the Willamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, OR
  • Launched 18 May 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCE-895, 30 October 1944
  • Named Crestview 15 February 1956
  • Transferred to South Vietnam 29 November 1961 and renamed Dong Da II (HQ 07)
  • Escaped to the Philippines in 1975 and renamed RPS Sultan Kudarat (PS 22)
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 640 t.
  • Length 184' 6"
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 15.7 kts.
  • Complement 99
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, three twin 40mm gun mounts, two depth charge tracks, four depth charge projectors and one depth charge projector (edgehog)
  • Propulsion: Two 2,000shp General Motors 12-278A diesel engines, Falk single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS PCE-895
    PCE-895 117k . David Buell
    PCE-895 71k Pearl Harbor, HI
    From the collection of Leo Barnecut, crew member, 1945
    Leland Barnecut
    PCE-895 101k Airing bedding on main deck, aft
    From the collection of Leo Barnecut, crew member, 1945
    PCE-894 94k 28 September 1945
    Mare Island Navy Yard
    PCE-894 incline tests. The bows of PCE-895 and PCE-896 are visible in
    the background.
    U.S. Navy photo 4528-45
    Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Public Affairs Office
    PCE-895 39k U.S. Navy photo from the July 1953 edition of All Hands magazine Joe Radigan
    PCE-895 109k Christmas card from the 1955 edition of "Our Navy" magazine Arthur Gendreau
    PCE-895 53k c. 1955-1956
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    RVN Dong DA II (HQ 07)
    PCE-895 61k Ships plaque
    From the collection of T. V. Quang
    Tommy Trampp
    PCE-895 77k c. 1963. Robert Hurst
    PCE-895 103k c. 1971
    Nha Be, South Vietnam
    Dong Da II alongside RVN Hau Giang (HQ 04), ex-LSM-276.
    © Richard Leonhardt
    LSM-276/PCE-895 58k
    PCE-895 445k 25 November 1971
    Nha Be, South Vietnam
    Backing away from seawall. Tutuila (ARG 4) is on the right
    PCE-895 258k 25 November 1971
    Nha Be, South Vietnam
    Backing away from seawall. Tutuila (ARG 4) is on the right with civilian freighter going up river
    PCE-895 192k 25 November 1971
    Nha Be, South Vietnam
    Turning to head down river. The Philippine ship BRP Albay (LT 39), ex-LST-865 is anchored in the background
    BRP Sulan Kudarat (PS 22)
    PCE-895 80k c. 1989
    Conducting sea trials off Subic Bay, Philippines.
    Jose Antonio Layos, Jr.
    Engineering Officer

    Commanding Officers
    02LTJG Guy V. Padgett, USN1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    There is no DANFS history available for Crestview (PCE 895)
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