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Conneaut (PCS 1444)
ex-PCS-1444



Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Zebra - Nan

ex-YMS-474
ex-PCS-1444
ex-PC-1444


PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Originally planned as PC-1444, but reclassified PCS-1444 in April 1943
  • Laid down 14 May 1943 by the Harbor Boatbuilding Co., Terminal Island, CA
  • Reclassified as an Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper, YMS-474, 7 October 1943
  • Launched 23 May 1944
  • Reclassified back to PCS-1444, 23 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS PCS-1444, 20 December 1944
  • Decommissioned in 1950
  • Named Conneaut 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 5 September 1957 and sold
  • 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, diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LT A. H. Morrison, USNR1945
    02LT Robert Dunlap Pace, Jr., USNMarch 1950
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for Conneaut (PCS 1444)
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association

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