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PCE-1609 was built for Turkey.

Call sign:
Tango - Bravo - Lima - November

PC-1638 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down as PC-1639 in 1963 by the Gunderson Brothers Engineering Corp., Portland, OR
  • Launched in 1964
  • Transferred to Turkey as TCG Demirhisar (P 112)
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 280 t.(lt) , 295 t.(fl)
  • Length 175'
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 59
  • Armament: One Mk 15 ASW Hedgehog mortar, 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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    PC-1639 72k 7 January 1965
    Gunderson Brothers Engineering Corp., Portland, Oregon
    Dan Treadwell
    TCG Demirhisar (P 112)
    PC-1639 82k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, (RET)
    PC-1639 247k . CŁneyt Demir
    PC-1638 309k . CŁneyt Demir

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1639
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