Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online:
Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


PC-1614 was built for Portugal

PC-1610 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down as PC-1614 at Normandie, Le Havre, France for the Portuguese Navy using "offshore" funds
  • Delivered 9 February 1955 and commissioned Porto Santo (P 5)
  • Reclassified P-588
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 325 t.
  • Length 170'
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 6'
  • Speed 18.7 kts.
  • Complement 62
  • Armament: Two 40mm mounts, two 20mm mounts, one Hedgehog, four depth charge projectors (K-guns) and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Four 3,240bhp Pielstick-SMET diesel engines, two shafts.

    Click on thumbnail
    for Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1614 88k 6 April 1957 Joe Radigan
    PC-1614 72k
    PC-1614 126k c. 1970
    Portuguese Navy photo
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1614
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back To the Patrol Craft/Gunboat/Submarine Chaser Ship Index Back to the Submarine Chaser (PC) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created by Joseph M. Radigan and maintained by Tom Bateman
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History