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HMS Kilkenzie (BEC 8)

PCE-834 was transferred to Great Britain.

PCE-827 Class Patrol Craft Escort:

  • Laid down 12 March 1943 as PC-834 by the Pullman Standard Car Co., Chicago, IL
  • Reclassified PCE-834 in April 1943
  • Launched 19 August 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britian 20 October 1943 and commissioned HMS Kilkenzie (BEC 8)
  • Laid up in reserve in July 1945 at Sheerness, England
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission for disposal in November 1946
  • Returned to U.S. custody 10 December 1946 and sold to Armand Pittman and Company
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1947
  • Sold in 1948 to Giertsen and Co. of Bergen, Norway and converted to a cargo ship and renamed M/S Nadodd after a Nordic Viking hero
  • M/S Nadodd sailed in the North Sea and the Medeterrenian until 1952 when it was sold to the Southern Lines Ltd. of the Phillipines at a price of £60,000 renamed General Wright
  • Sold in 1967 to the Sweet Line of Philippines and renamed Sweet Sail
  • Scrapped at Manila, Philippines in April 1978.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    PCE-834 59k . .
    M/S Nadodd
    PCE-834 145k c. 1950
    Bergen, Norway
    Alf Johan Kristiansen Collection © 2003
    Hugo C. Lütcherath
    Bergen, Norway

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