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PC-1638 built for Turkey.

Sultanhisar call sign:
Tango - Bravo - Lima - Mike

PC-1638 Class Submarine Chaser/Hisar Class Patrol Craft:

  • Laid down in 1963 as PC-1638 by Gunderson Brothers Engineering Corp., Portland, OR
  • Transferred to Turkey 9 May 1964 and named TCG Sultanhisar (P 111)
  • Commissioned 25 January 1965
  • Decommissioned 3 June 2002
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 280 t.(lt) , 295 t.(fl)
  • Length 175'
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 59
  • Armament: One Mk15 Hedgehog, one single 40mm gun mount; three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectiles and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 2,400hp ALCO 169X 10AT diesel engines, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1638 49k Naval Institute Archives photo Joe Radigan
    PC-1638 178k Line drawing from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History, by Norman Friedman Robert Hurst
    PC-1638 192k c. April 1964
    Portland, OR
    Photo from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History, by Norman Friedman
    TCG Sultanhisar (P 111)
    PC-1638 124k c. 1964
    Seattle, WA
    Transiting the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks [Ballard Locks]
    Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1638 107k
    PC-1638 117k
    PC-1638 114k
    PC-1638 128k
    PC-1638 119k
    PC-1638 133k
    PC-1638 149k
    PC-1638 105k
    PC-1638 57k . Original photo: Joe Radigan
    Replacement photo: Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1638 61k c. 1966 Robert Hurst
    PC-1638 62k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1638 173k Drawing courtesy of CŁneyt Demir
    PC-1638 173k . CŁneyt Demir
    PC-1638 259k

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1638
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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