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PC-1645 built in Denmark.

Call sign:
Oscar - Uniform - Echo - Quebec

PC-1638 Class Submarine Chaser/Peder Skram Class Frigate:

  • Laid down 18 December 1964 as PC-1645 by Helsingør Verft (Elsinore Ship Yard), Elsinore, Denmark of Danish design in cooperation with the U. S. Naval Material Command
  • Launched 8 September 1965
  • Commissioned HDMS Herluf Trolle (F 353), 16 April 1967
  • Decommissioned 5 July 1990
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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.
  • Complement 207
  • Armament: Originally - two dual 5"/38 mounts, four 40mm mounts, four 21" torpedo tubes, one 51mm Rocket Launcher (Illumination), and one depth charge projector 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 SSM (2x4), eight Sea Sparrow SAM (1x8), and one depth
    charge projector
  • Propulsion: Two 22,000hp Pratt and Whitney gas turbine and two 2,400hp General Motors 16V567D diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    F-353 26k Royal Danish Navy Photo Danish Navy
    PC-1645 278k c. 1968
    Royal Danish Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    PC-1645 506k c. 1970
    Photo courtesy of Ambrose Greenway

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1645
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