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PC-1564 call sign:
Nan - Item - Uncle - Oscar

Capiz call sign:
Delta - Uniform - November - Whiskey

PC-1564 served the Navies of the United States and the Philippines

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 24 February 1944 by the Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Launched 19 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS PC-1564, 4 August 1944
  • Decommissioned in Spring 1946
  • Sold to the Philippines 2 July 1947 for $14,210.00 and named RPS Capiz (C 27)
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Craft, PS-27 in 1965
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 450 t.
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed; 22 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, five 20mm guns, two depth charge projectors (K-guns), two depth charge tracks and two depth charge projectors (mousetrap)
  • Propulsion: Two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-278A diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1564 81k Photo courtesy of the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Bowling Green State University
    George Murray
    RPS Capiz (PS 27)
    PC-1564 90k . Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1564
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association

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