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Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Able - Yoke

PC-1188 served the Navies of the United States and Israel

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 12 July 1943 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 31 January 1944
  • Commissioned USS PC-1188, 5 September 1944
  • She was fitted out at the Charleston, South Carolina Navy Yard, went thru the Subchaser Training School in Miami, Florida and the Sonar Training School in Key West, Florida before being assigned to
    convoy escort duty in the Eastern and Caribbean Sea Frontier. She was then assigned to Air/Sea Rescue duty at Horta, Fayal, in the Azores
  • Struck from the Naval Register 26 February 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in March 1948 and sold to Israel
  • Arrived in Israel in 1953 and named INS Nogah (K 22)
  • Reclassified P-16 in 1950 and later P-22
  • Sunk as a target vessel for "Gabriel" missile tests in the mid-1970s.


  • Displacement 280 t.(lt) 450 t.(fl)
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 19 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun, one 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,480bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler RB-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 7353 and 7354), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1188 54k c. 1955
    Israeli Navy photo from the 1956/1957 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst
    PC-1188 77k c. 1962
    Israeli Navy photo from the 1964/1965 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    PC-1188 43k c. 1966

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1188
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