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USC&GS Hodgson (CSS 26)
ex-USS PCS-1450



Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Yoke - Charlie

ex-PC-1450



PCS-1450 served both the U. S. Navy and the Coast & Geodetic Survey.

PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Laid down 16 February 1943 as PC-1450 by the Burger Boat Co., Manitowoc, WI
  • Reclassified PCS-1450 in April 1943
  • Launched 14 August 1943
  • Delivered in January 1944
  • Commissioned USS PCS-1450, 3 February 1944
  • She made a shakedown and training cruise in the Caribbean Sea, then was assigned to duty as a patrol and escort ship operating between Key West, Florida, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In June 1945, after the end of World War
    II in Europe had ended the need for anti-submarine activity in the Atlantic area, she was sent to the Pacific. She served in the Hawaiian Islands from late July 1945 until the beginning of February 1946 and was converted for
    survey employment following her return to the U.S. mainland
  • Decommissioned in August 1946, transferred to the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey and named USC&GS Hodgson (CSS 26)
  • Struck from the Naval Register in February 1947
  • Sold in 1967
  • 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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    USS PCS-1450
    PCS-1450 133k In San Francisco Bay, California, circa 1945-1946
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85164
    Naval Historical Center
    PCS-1405/1450 209k PCS-1405 (left) and PCS-1450 (right) are seen at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 21 Aug 1946. They were at the shipyard for decommissioning from 4 May to 9 Aug 1946 and were transferred to the Coast & Geodetic Survey per shipyard logs Darryl L. Baker
    PCS-1405/1450 150k PCS-1450 (left) and PCS-1405 at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 21 August 1946, after being converted for use by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. White outlines on PCS-1450 mark
    recent alterations
    U.S. Navy photos NH 99209, NH 99210 and NH 99211
    Naval Historical Center
    PCS-1405/1450 158k
    PCS-1405/1450 159k
    USC&GS Hodgson (CSS 26)
    PCS-1450 110k . NOAA
    PCS-1450 65k USC&GSS Lester Jones (ASV-79), inboard of USC&GSS Patton (AVS-80), and at rear Hodgson
    NOAA photo
    Robert Hurst
    PCS-1405/1450 78k c. 1965
    USC&GSS Bowie (CSS 27) bow visible at left and Hodgson tied up pierside
    NOAA photo

    There is no DANFS history available for PCS-1450
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