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Kittery (PC 1201)

Call sign:
November - Quebec - Golf - Quebec

PC-592 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 12 December 1942 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NY
  • Launched 14 February 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1201, 11 June 1943
  • Decommissioned 30 July 1946 at Thompkinsville, Staten Island, NY and placed in service as a naval reserve training vessel
  • Placed out of service in 1950
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Boston Group, Boston, MA
  • Named Kittery 15 February 1956
  • Sold for scrap 9 October 1959 to Hughes Brothers, Inc. of New York, NY.


  • Displacement 295 t.(lt)
  • Length 174'
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 60
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two depth charge projectors, two depth charge tracks and two "Mousetrap" rocket launchers
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440shp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines, no reduction gears, two shafts.

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    PC-1201 66k Late 1940s
    Marblehead, MA
    Sharon L. Brown

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