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PC-1623 was built for Denmark.

Diana call sign:
Oscar - Uniform - Echo - Foxtrot

PC-1618 Class Submarine Chaser/Triton Class Corvette:

  • Laid down as PC-1623 by Cantiere del Tirreno, Riva Trigoso, Taranto, Italy for the Danish Navy using "offshore" funds
  • Launched 19 December 1954
  • Commissioned Diana (F 345), 30 July 1955
  • Decommissioned 30 August 1974 and struck from the Navy list
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 875 t.
  • Length 249.6'
  • Beam 31.5'
  • Draft 10' 3"
  • Speed 20.4 kts.
  • Complement 108
  • Armament: Two Mk M/55 76mm mounts; two twin M/48 40-mm mounts (changed in 1960 to two 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-1623 300k 5 April 1955
    Genoa, Italy
    Carlo Martinelli
    PC-1623 308k c. October 1956
    Genoa, Italy
    Flora (F 346), ex-PC-1624, Diana and Triton (F 347)
    PC-1623 103k c. 1963
    Royal Danish Navy photo from the 1964/1965 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst
    PC-1623 260k Photo by Dr. Ian S. Pearsall from the 1967/1968 edition of Janes Fighting Shipsa
    PC-1623 51k c. 1968
    Royal Danish Navy photo

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1623
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