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PCS-1420



Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Uncle - Queen

ex-PC-1420


PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Originally planned as PC-1420 but reclassified PCS-1420 in April 1943
  • Laid down 26 June 1943 by Daschel-Carter Shipbuilding Corp., Benton Harbor, MI
  • Launched 20 November 1943
  • Commissioned 14 April 1944 under the command of LTJG Edwin H. Mairs, USNR
  • Decommissioned 12 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 May 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in January 1947
  • Acquired in 1950 by the Delta Cruising and Fishing Corp. of Memphis, TN and named Lysander
  • Acquired in 1954 by the Carribbean Shipping Co. of Miami, FL
  • Acquired in 1956 by the American Transit Corp. of Miami
  • Acquired in 1957 by Pedro Santiago of Yacht Haven, St. Thomas Island, Virgin Islands and renamed Catita V
  • Acquired in 1960 by Kresto-Denia, Inc. of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
  • Acquired in 1963 by Elden Daniel Gabor of Detroit, MI and renamed Edgewood
  • Acquired in 1964 by the Edgelake Corp. of Detroit
  • Reacquired in 1967 by Elden Daniel Gabor of Detroit
  • Acquired in 1969 by the First Marine Charter Corp. of California, Charlotte Amalie and renamed Thoraya I
  • Acquired in 1972 by the Thoraya Charter Corp. of Portland, OR
  • Operated in 1973 under the Peruvian flag
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 245 t. (lt), 338 t. (fl)
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8' 7"
  • Speed 14.1 kts.
  • Complement 57
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, one 40mm gun 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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