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PCE-897



PCE-897 call sign:
Nan - Yoke - How - George


PCE-897 served the Navies of the United States and the Philippines.



RPS Iloilo call sign:
Dog - Uncle - Nan - Queen

PCE-842 Class Patrol Craft Escort:

  • Laid down 16 December 1942 at Willamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 3 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCE-897, 6 January 1945
  • Transferred to the Philippines in April 1948 and named BRP Iloilo (PS 32)
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 850 t.
  • Length 184' 6"
  • Beam 33' 1"
  • Draft 9' 5"
  • Speed 15.7 kts.
  • Complement 99
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, three twin 40mm mounts, five 20mm mounts, two depth charge tracks, four depth charge projectors, and one depth charge projector (hedgehog)
  • Propulsion: Two 1,000bhp General Motors 12-278A diesel engines, Falk single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    USS PCE-897
    PCE-897 68k c. 1945
    Apra Harbor, Guam
    Photo by William H. Rogers who served on board as a Motor Machinist Mate in 1945
    Charles Locker
    BRP Iloilo (PS 32)
    PCER-852 281k 8 July 2012
    Celebes Sea
    BRP Salvador Abcede (PG-114), BRP Miguel Malvar (PS 19), ex-Brattleboro (EPCE[R] 852), and IloIlo; the coast guard ship PCG Pampanga (SARV-003); and USS Vandegrift (FFG-48) steam together, to mark the conclusion of the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2012. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Timor Leste joins the exercise for the first time in 2012
    U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II
    Robert Hurst
    PCER-852 287k 8 July 2012
    Celebes Sea
    Iloilo, the coast guard ship PCG Pampanga (SARV-003), Malvar, BRP Salvador Abcede (PG-114) and USCGC Waesche (WMSL-751) on a photo exercise (PHOTOEX). The event marks the conclusion of the at-sea phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2012. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Timor Leste joined the exercise for the first time in 2012
    U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class N. Ross Taylor

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PCE-897
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