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PCS-1424



Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Victor - Charlie

ex-PC-1424


PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Laid down 3 February 1943 as PC-1424 by the Burger Boat Co., Manitowoc, Wisconsin
  • Reclassified PCS-1424 in April 1943
  • Launched 19 June 1943
  • Delivered 12 November 1943
  • Commissioned 13 December 1943
  • She served in the Atlantic coast area for the remainder of World War II and into the first year of the post-war era
  • Decommissioned in April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 May 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission and sold in November 1946
  • 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 gun mount, one 20mm gun mount, 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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    Size Image Description Source
    PCS-1424 149k Photographed by her builder, Burger Boat Company, Manitowoc, WI, 24 November 1943
    U.S. Navy photos NH 96491 and NH 97492
    Naval Historical Center
    PCS-1424 121k
    PCS-1424 65k Photographed circa November 1943
    Courtesy William H. Davis, 1977
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85433
    PCS-1424 239k Photo from Ships and Aircraft of the United States Fleet, © 1945 by James C. Fahey, Associate, United States Naval Institute Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history available for PCS-1424
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