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PCSC-1452
ex-PCS-1452



Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Yoke - Item

ex-PC-1452


PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Laid down 4 April 1943 as PC-1452 but reclassified PCS-1452 later that month by the Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 28 August 1943
  • Delivered and commissioned 21 February 1944
  • Assigned to the Pacific Fleet and participated in operations at the Marianas, Saipan, Tinian, Iwo Jima and Okinawa
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCSC-1452 20 August 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 May 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in March 1948
  • Acquired in 1950 by the North Shore Packing Co., Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Named N.S.P. No. 7 in 1957
  • Acquired in 1958 by the Seymour Navigation Co., Ltd. of North Vancouver
  • Sank 7 December 1959 in Quatsino Sound, British Columbia.

    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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    Size Image Description Source
    PCS-1452 124k PCS-1452 nested beween two unidentified PCS' Jeanne Trump
    PCS-1452 145k
    PCS-1452 122k 4 April 1945, Okinawa.
    PCS-1452 is in the lower left corner of photo
    U.S. Army Signal Corps photo SC 207 486
    Gary Priolo
    PCS-1455 145k Leyte, Philippines
    Albert Huber, MoMM2c on board PSC-1455 with PCS-1452 in the distance
    Tom Radcliffe, EM2c PSC-1455
    PCS-1455 33k Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands
    Astern of PCS-1455

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS J. S. Simms, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PCS-1452
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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