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PCSC-1455
ex-PCS-1455



Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Yoke - Roger

ex-PC-1455


PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Laid down 17 March 1943 as PC-1445 by the Mojean and Ericson Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, WA
  • Reclassified PCS-1445 in April 1943
  • Launched 4 September 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCS-1445, 8 February 1944 at Tacoma
  • Departed U.S. in April 1944 for the Pacific war area
  • Served with the 7th Fleet June 1944 - April 1945
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCSC-1455, 20 August 1945
  • Harbor entrance control vessel for the Yangtze River, Shanghai, China October 1945 - May 1946
  • Returned to San Francisco, CA in July 1946
  • Decommissioned 2 April 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in April 1948, sold to the Brown and Root Co. of Houston, TX, named Margarett Root and served as an off-shore exploration vessel until 1969
  • Donated to Texas A & M University in 1969
  • Sold for scrap 6 March 1970 to Service Marine, Inc of Galveston, TX.

    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 (K-guns), 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-1455 100k From the collection of Cecil Gale Chamberlin, EM1/c Richard Chamberlin
    PCS-1455 67k c. April 1945
    Underway from Okinawa to Ulithi. Flag at half mast after the death of President Roosevelt
    From the collection of Cecil Gale Chamberlin, EM1/c
    PCS-1455 45k c. October 1945
    Shanghai, China
    Richard Scovil
    PCS-1455 302k c. 1946
    Shanghai, China
    LT David A. Dashiell, Jr., in center
    From the collection of George R. Herbert, Jr.
    Casey Herbert
    PCS-1455 255k c. 1946
    Shanghai, China
    Moored forward of Freight Lighter YF-1045
    From the collection of George R. Herbert, Jr.
    PCS-1455 178k c. 1946
    Shanghai, China
    George R. Herbert, Jr. getting a trim with an unidentifed Hospital Ship in the background
    From the collection of George R. Herbert, Jr.
    PCS-1455 184k c. 1946
    Shanghai, China
    View of the moorings
    From the collection of George R. Herbert, Jr.

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Dennis Mann, USNR8 February 1944 - 1945
    02LT Bernard Ralph Fisher, USNR1945
    03LT David E. Shotwell, USNR1945
    04LT Carter F. Cort, USNR1945
    05LT David A. Dashiel, Jr., USNR - Retired as Captain, USNR1945 - 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PCS-1455
    PCS-1455
    Commissioning Day and Invasion Log Entries
    PCS-1455
    Crew Photo Page
    "Unofficial Log of George W. Freshwater, SoM2c"
    "The Wartime Journal"
    of Richard Scovil, USS PCS-1455
    Excerpt From Diary of David Dashiell
    Typhoon Ida

    The USS PCS-1455 Association Report
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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