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PC-1600 call sign:
Nan - Able - George - Peter

ex-Fidelity (AM 96)

Adroit Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 15 October 1941 by the Nashville Bridge Co., Nashville, TN
  • Launched 28 February 1942
  • Commissioned USS Fidelity (AM 96), 9 September 1942
  • Reclassified as a Submarine Chaser, PC-1600, 1 June 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 April 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 15 June 1948 and sold to Charles Weaver
  • Fate unknown
  • PC-1600 earned two battle stars for World War II service.


  • Displacement 295 t.
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 11' 7"
  • Speed 16.8 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, one 40mm gun, five 20mm guns, two depth charge projectors, two depth charge tracks, and two rocket launchers
  • Propulsion: Two 1440bhp Busch-Sulzer BS 539 diesel engines (Serial No. BS 1141 and BS 1142), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1600 100k Bob Daly/PC-1181

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Carl Raymond Cunningham, Jr., USNR9 September 1942 - 1 November 1942
    02LT Willard Alfred Nicholson, USN1 November 1942 - January 1944
    03LT Richard Robert Lee, Jr., USNRJanuary 1944 - December 1944
    04LT George B. Evans, Jr., USNRDecember 1944 - March 1945
    05LTJG Donald W. Grentzer, USNRMarch 1945 - June 1945
    06LTJG Walter H. Ekberg, Jr., USNRJune 1945 - 6 March 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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