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PC-1620 was built for Italy.

PC-1610 Class Submarine Chaser/Albatross Class Corvette:

  • Laid down in 1954 as PC-1620 by Navalmeccanica of Castellammare di Stabia, Castellamare, Italy using "offshore" funds
  • Delivered in 1955 and commissioned Alcione (F 544)
  • Decommissioned in 1992
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 800 t.
  • Length 76.30m
  • Beam 9.60m
  • Draft 2.79m
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 102
  • Armament: Two 76mm mounts, two 40mm mounts, two Hedgehogs and two depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 2,000hp Potenza diesel engines, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1620 70k Photo from Wikipedia Joe Radigan
    PC-1620 70k c. 1956
    Photo by Lieut. Aldo Fraccaroli from the 1956/1957 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1618
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