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HMS Kilmalcolm (BEC 10)
ex-HMS Kilmalcolm (Z 10)

PCE-836 was transferred to Great Britain

PCE-827 Class Patrol Craft Escort:

  • Laid down 12 April 1943 as PC-836 by the Pullman Standard Car Co., Chicago, IL but reclassified PCE-836 later that month
  • Launched 17 September 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britain 6 November 1943 and commissioned HMS Kilmalcolm (Z 10)
  • Redesignated BEC-10
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission for disposal in November 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1947
  • Sold to Portugal in 1952 and renamed Rio Agueda
  • Renamed Rio Star in 1978
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    PCE-836 74k c. 1943/1945 Mr. Leslie Cleal (Royal Navy Retired)
    via his grandson Ken Howard

    There is no DANFS history available for PCE-836
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