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NavSource Online: Patrol Craft Escort
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PCE-896 served the U. S. Navy and U. S. Coast Guard.
PCE-896 served the Navies of the United States and South Korea.
PCE-842 Class Patrol Craft Escort:Laid down 2 December 1942 by the Williamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, ORLaunched 22 May 1943Commissioned USS PCE-896, 27 November 1944Reclassified as a Control Patrol Craft Escort, PCE(C)-896 in August 1945Decommissioned 28 May 1964 and reclassified as a Patrol Craft Escort, PCE-896Transferred to the Coast Guard 29 July 1964Transferred to South Korea 1 November 1974Struck from the Naval Register 15 November 1974Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 850 t.Length 184' 6"Beam 33' 1"Draft 9' 5"Speed 15.7 kts.Complement 99Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, three 40mm mounts, four 20mm mounts, two depth charge tracks, four depth charge projectors, and one Hedgehog depth charge projectorPropulsion: Two 2,000bhp General Motors 12-278A diesel engines, Falk single reduction gear, two shafts.
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||28 September 1945
Mare Island Navy Yard
PCE-894 incline tests. The bows of PCE-895 and PCE-896 are visible in
U.S. Navy Photo 4528-45
|Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Public Affairs Office
||Being approached by PCE(C)-898 for highline transfer. c. early 1950s.
via Rick Mader
(Original photo by Ken Nelsen from
||Highlining with PCE(C)-898. c. early 1950s.
||Breaking away from PCE(C)-898. c. early 1950s.
||Near Japan, c. 1952.
||U.S. Navy photo from the January 1956 edition of All Hands magazine.
There is no DANFS history available for PCE-896
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