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Medrick (AMc 203)

AMc-203 call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Nan - Nan


PCS-1464 call sign:
Nan - Tare - Zebra - Uncle


PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • The first Medrick was originally planned as PC-1464 but reclassified PCS-1464 in April 1943
  • Laid down 22 May 1943 at Astoria Marine Construction Co., Astoria, Oregon
  • Launched 11 October 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCS-1464, 8 January 1944 at Seattle, WA
  • Named Medrick and reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper, AMc-203, 10 January 1945
  • Decommissioned 9 July 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 August 1946
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission 10 December 1947 for disposal
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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-1464
    Medrick 51k Neah Bay, WA.
    The fawn in the photo wandered on to the pier
    John H. Burns, S1/c
    Crewmember 1945 - 1946
    Medrick 63k .
    USS Medrick (AMc 203)
    Medrick 54k . John H. Burns, S1/c
    Crewmember 1945 - 1946
    Medrick Crew 53k Christmas 1945
    Wakanoura, Japan for Kobe sweep operations.
    Part of Medrick's crew.
    Front - (l to r) John Burns and Willie Carhuff
    Center - Kern, unknown, Ed Lightman, Chico Fernandez, and unknown
    Back - Weber, unknown, unknown, Bill Daniel, unknown, and Luther Tweed
    News Article 63k News article on sweeping mines at Kobe, Japan

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Shipley A. Bayless, USNR8 January 1944 - 10 June 1944
    02LT Earl M. Sawyer, USNR10 June 1944 - 28 September 1945
    03LT John J. Boehling, Jr., USNR28 September 1945 - 10 February 1946
    04LTJG William R. Runbeck, USNR10 February 1946 - 9 July 1946
    ??LT Richard "Dick" Edwards, USN
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

    View the Medrick (AMc 203)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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