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PC-1643 built for Turkey.

Call sign:
Tango - Bravo - Lima - Romeo

PC-1638 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • PC-1643 was the last of six PCs built for the Turkish Navy by Gunderson Brothers Engineering Corp., Portland, Oregon. She was built in sections and shipped to the Naval Shipyard at Gölcük, Turkey where she was assembled
  • Launched in December 1964
  • Commissioned in July 1965 as TCG Koçhisar (P 116)
  • 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 40mm gun mount; three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectiles and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two Fairbanks-Morse diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-1643 245k . Cüneyt Demir
    PC-1643 176k Launch Day Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, Ret.
    PC-1643 76k . Cüneyt Demir
    PC-1643 1054k
    PC-1643 192k . Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1643 75k . Y. M. Umar, GMC, Turkish Navy, Ret.
    PC-1643 99k
    PC-1643 107k
    PC-1643 36k . Cüneyt Demir
    PC-1643 286k
    PC-1643 293k
    PC-1643 311k
    PC-1643 93k

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