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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

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