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PC-1622 was built for Denmark.

Bellona call sign:
Oscar - Uniform - Echo - Delta

PC-1618 Class Submarine Chaser/Triton Class Corvette:

  • Laid down as PC-1622 by Naval Meccanicia, Castellamare, Italy for the Danish Navy using "offshore" funds
  • Launched 9 January 1955
  • Commissioned HDMS Bellona (F 344), 2 February 1957
  • Decommissioned 9 January 1981
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 875 t.
  • Length 249.6'
  • Beam 31.5'
  • Draft 10' 3"
  • Speed 20.4 kts.
  • Complement 108
  • Armament: Two twin Mk M/55 76mm mounts, two twin M/48 40mm mounts (changed in 1960 to two twin Mk M/60 76mm mounts and one Mk M/48 40mm mount), two Hedgehog rocket launchers,
    four K-gun depth charge projectors and one depth charge launcher
  • Propulsion: Two 4,600hp Ansaldo-FIAT diesel engines, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1622 161k Robert Hurst
    PC-1622 123k c. 1967
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Bellona moored inboard of Triton
    Photo by Jørgen Timm from Aarhus Stadsarkiv (Aarhus City Archives)
    Erling Baldorf
    PC-1622 120k 7 - 9 June 1968
    Kolding, Denmark
    Visiting in the ships adoption town
    Photos courtesy of Karsten Petersen
    Robert Hurst
    PC-1622 127k
    PC-1622 126k
    PC-1622 193k c. 1970
    Royal Danish Navy photo

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1622
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