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PCS-1442



Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Xray - Easy

ex-PC-1442


PCS-1442 served the Navies of the United States and South Korea

PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Laid down 10 March 1943 as PC-1442 by the Harbor Boat Building Co., Terminal Island, CA
  • Reclassified PCS-1442 in April 1943
  • Launched 11 November 1943
  • Commissioned 29 May 1944
  • Assigned to the Third Amphibious Fleet at Pearl Harbor and sent to the West Coast Sound Training Squadron on temporary duty. It remained there until November 1945 when it was sent to Adak, AK to act as a weather ship
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in April 1948
  • Transferred to South Korea
  • 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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    PCS-1442 66k At sea. Al Bellanca

    Commanding Officers
    01LT S. A. Murphy, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PCS-1442
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