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PC-1644 built in Denmark.

Call sign:
Oscar - Uniform - Echo - Papa

PC-1638 Class Submarine Chaser/Peder Skram Class Frigate

  • Laid down in 1964 as PC-1644 by Helsingør Verft (Elsinore Ship Yard), Elsinore, Denmark of Danish design in cooperation with the U. S. Naval Material Command
  • Launched 2 May 1965
  • Commissioned HDMS Peder Skram (F 352), 25 May 1966
  • Decommissioned 5 July 1990
  • Sold 7 April 1992 for use as a museum ship
  • Presently a museum ship at Holman, Copenhagen, Denmark.


  • Displacement 2,425 t.
  • Length 370'
  • Beam 39' 3"
  • Draft 12' 1"
  • Speed with Combined Diesel or Gas Turbines (CODOG) 32.7 kts. (max.), on diesels 16 kts. at 800 rpm
  • Complement 207
  • Armament - Two dual 5"/38 mounts, four 40mm mounts, four 21" torpedo tubes, one 51mm rocket launcher (Illumination), and one depth charge launchers aft
    After conversion - one 5"/38 dual mount, four 40mm mounts, two 20mm mounts, four 21" torpedo tubes, one 51mm rocket launcher (Illumination), eight Harpoon Surface-to-Surface Missiles (2x4), eight Sea Sparrow Surface-to-Air Missiles (1x8), and one depth charge projector
  • Propulsion: Two 44,000hp Pratt and Whitney gas turbine and two 4,800hp General Motors 16V567D diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    HDMS Peder Skram (F 352)
    F-352 50k Royal Danish Navy photos Danish Navy
    F-352 42k
    PC-1644/F-352 313k c. 1967
    Royal Danish Navy photos from the 1967/1968 edition of Janes Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst
    PC-1644/F-352 204k
    PC-1644/F-352 213k c. 1969
    In British waters
    Photo by Wright and Logan, Southsea, England from the 1969/1970 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    PC-1644/F-352 127k c. 1970
    Royal Danish Navy photo
    Museum Ship Peder Skram
    PC-1644/F-352 194k The museum ship HDMS Peder Skram (F352) at its current location in Copenhagen Holmen, 6 August 2007
    Photo by Julian Herzog
    Robert Hurst
    PC-1644/F-352 133k The museum ship HDMS Peder Skram (F352) at its current location in Copenhagen Holmen, 12 August 2007
    Photo by Franjklogos
    PC-1644/F-352 164k 13 October 2007
    Holman, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Museum Ship Peder Skram
    Photo courtesy Mahlum

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1644
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