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HMS Kildwick (BEC 6)
ex-HMS Kildwick (Z 06)

PCE-832 was transferred to Great Britain.

PCE-827 Class Patrol Craft Escort:

  • Laid down 5 February 1943 as PC-832 by the Pullman Standard Car Co., Chicago, IL
  • Reclassified PCE-832 in April 1943
  • Launched 10 July 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britian 27 September 1943 and commissioned HMS Kildwick (Z 06)
  • Reclassified BEC-6
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission for disposal in November 1946
  • Returned to U.S. Navy custody in December 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1947 and sold to Fager Lines of Norway
  • Converted to a passenger ship in 1949 and renamed M/S Sunnfjord
  • Operated on the Norwegian west coast until 1974
  • Laid up in June 1973 at Bergen, Norway
  • Sold to Finland in 1978 and renamed Sunnfjord II
  • Sold to a company in Oslo, Norway and sank while being delivered to her new owners in October 1983.


  • 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 (hedgehogs)
  • Propulsion: Two 900bhp General Motors 12-567A diesel engines, Falk single reduction gear, two shafts.
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