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Parris Island (AG 72)
ex-PCE-901



Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Fox - Xray

PCE-881 Class Patrol Craft Escort/Miscellaneous Auxiliary:

  • Laid down 10 May 1943 as PCE-901 by the Willamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, OR
  • Launched 8 July 1943
  • Reclassified as a Miscellaneous Auxiliary and named Parris Island (AG 72), 28 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS Parris Island (AG 72), 30 October 1944
  • Decommissioned 19 June 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 August 1947
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 20 January 1948, sold to a Honduran Registry retained name and served as the M/V Parris Island into 1970
  • Scrapped in 1990.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 850 t.
  • Length 184' 6"
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 15.7 kts.
  • Complement 110
  • Armament: Four single 20mm gun mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 900shp General Motors 12-278A diesel engines, Falk single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Parris Island (AG 72)
    Portage 113k 25 October 1944
    Photographed by her builder, the Willamette Iron & Steel Corp., Portland, Oregon
    National Archives photo 19-N-74945
    Robert Hurst
    Portage 80k 25 October 1944
    Photographed by her builder, the Willamette Iron & Steel Corp., Portland, Oregon
    National Archives photo 19-N-74959
    Robert Hurst
    Portage 129k 25 October 1944
    Photographed by her builder, the Willamette Iron & Steel Corp., Portland, Oregon
    National Archives photo 19-N-74965
    Robert Hurst
    Portage 185k 17 November 1944
    Photographed by her builder, the Willamette Iron & Steel Corp., Portland, Oregon
    National Archives photo 19-N-74949
    Robert Hurst
    MV Parris Island
    Portage 129k 19 August 1990
    Partialy sunk near a scrap yard in the Elizabeth River, Virginia
    Courtesy of Christopher P. Cavas
    Robert Hurst

    View the PCE-901 DANFS History


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