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Hanford (PC 1142)

Call sign:
November - Golf - Uniform - November

Hanford served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China.

PC-553 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 31 March 1943 at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Michigan
  • Launched 20 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1142, 3 June 1944
  • Decommissioned in October 1946 at Vancouver, WA and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Named Hanford 15 February 1956
  • Transferred 16 July 1957 on loan, under the Mutual Assistance Program to Taiwan and renamed Pei Kiang (PC-122)
  • Struck from the Navy Register 15 April 1976
  • Sold to Taiwan 1 May 1976
  • 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 1,440bhp General Motors 16-278A diesel engines (Serial No. 14225 and 14226), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    USS PC-1142
    PC-1142 52k . Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Pei Kiang (PC-122)
    PC-122 35k Pei Kiang (PC 122) Chinese Navy

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