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Call sign:
Nan - William - Mike - Jig

PC-627 served the Navies of the United States and Free France.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 5 June 1942 by the Jeffersonville Boat and Machinery Co., Jeffersonville, IN
  • Launched 7 September 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-627, 6 November 1942
  • Decommissioned 28 October 1944, transferred to the Free French and named Cavalier (W 122) at Toulon, France
  • Reclassified W-19
  • Struck from the Navy Register 27 June 1951
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 280 t.(lt) , 450 t.(fl)
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20.2 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 7793 and 7798), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PC-627 127k - E. J. Comeau
    PC 553/1228
    USS PC-627
    PC-627 67k - E. J. Comeau
    PC 553/1228
    Cavalier (W 122)
    PC-627 70k . Robert Hurst

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