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Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Peter - Yoke


PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Laid down 25 February 1943 as PC-1379 by the Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, Long Island, NY
  • Reclassified PCS-1379 in April 1943
  • Launched 4 February 1944
  • Commissioned USS PCS-1379 6 March 1944
  • Participated in the following campaigns:
    Invasion of Peleliu and Angaur Islands of the Palau Group 15 - 17 September 1944
    Shelled Japanese targets on Eil Malk and Abappaomogan Islands of the Palau Group 30 - 31 October 1944
  • Participated in the invasion of the Ryukyu Islands as follows:
    Kerama Retto 26 - 31 March 1945
    Okinawa 1 April 1945
    Menna Shima 15 April 1945, and
    Ie Shima 16 April 1945
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCSC-1379 20 August 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in May 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 245 t.(lt), 340 t.(fl)
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8' 7"
  • Speed 14.1 kts.
  • Complement 59
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm mount, two 20mm gun mounts, four depth charge projectors, one depth charge projector (hedgehog), and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PCS-1379 149k Serving tray from Coxswain George E. Vielhauer, USN with photo of PCS-1379 indicating that she had four aircraft kills to her credit and earned a Navy Unit Commendation, the American Campaign medal, four Asiatic-Pacific campaign medals and two Philippine Liberation medals Dan Kjelland

    Commanding Officers
    01LT P. S. Fry, USN1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    Crew Photo Page
    There is no DANFS history available for PCS-1379
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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