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HMS Kilbride (BEC 2)

PCE-828 was transferred to Great Britain.

PCE-827 Class Patrol Craft Escort:

  • Laid down 17 November 1942 as PC-828 by the Pullman Standard Car Co., Chicago, IL
  • Reclassified PCE-828 in April 1943
  • Launched 15 May 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britian 31 July 1943 and named HMS Kilbride (Z 02)
  • Reclassified 5PT02
  • Reclassified BEC-2
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission for disposal in November 1946 and sold to Great Britian
  • Sold in 1947 to A/S Kristiansand Dampskibsselskab of Kristiansand, Norway, rebuilt as a coastal passenger ship and renamed M/S Jylland
  • Sold in 1967 to E. Zammit and Co. of Valetta, Malta
  • Sold in 1984 to Akdeniz Gemicilik of Kibtur, Turkey and renamed Kibris and Akdeniz
  • Sold in 1986 to Charterwall Maritima S. A. of Pireus, Greece and renamed Princess Lydia
  • Scrapped in 1988 by Comert Denizcilik A/S Aliga, Turkey.


  • Displacement 640 t.
  • Length 180' 6"
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 9' 8"
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 100
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, three 40mm mounts, five 20mm mounts, two depth charge tracks, four depth charge projectors and two depth charge projectors (hedgehog)
  • Propulsion: Two 900bhp General Motors 12-567A diesel engines, Falk single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    HMS Kilbride (5PT02)
    PCE-828 138k Imperial War Museum photo 14376 by a Royal Navy official photographer Robert Hurst
    HMS Kilbride (BEC 2)
    PCE-828 156k 18 May 1944
    Off the coast of Gibraltar
    Ministry of Defence photo from Allied Escort Ships of World War II by Peter Elliott
    Krlicbegovic Edib
    Bosnia & Hercegovina
    PCE-828 139k c. May 1944
    Ministry of Defence photo from Allied Escort Ships of World War II by Peter Elliott
    M/S Jylland
    Jylland 47k . Lauri Kervinen
    Jylland 86k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

    There is no DANFS history available for PCE-828
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