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HMS Kilmore (BEC 15)

PCE-841 was transferred to Great Britain

PCE-827 Class Patrol Craft Escort:

  • Laid down 3 June 1943 as PCE-841 by the Pullman Standard Car Co., Chicago, IL
  • Launched 9 November 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britian and commissioned HMS Kilmore (BEC 15) 24 December 1943
  • Reclassified Z-15
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission for disposal in November 1946
  • Returned to U.S. Navy custody in December 1946
  • Sold to Greece in 1947 and renamed Despina
  • Renamed Evangelistria in 1969
  • 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 hedgehogs
  • Propulsion: Two 900bhp General Motors 12-567A diesel engines, Falk single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PCE-841 41k Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01T/Lt. Philipp Everett-Price, DSC, RNRJanuary 1944 - 1944
    02T/Lt. Thomas Friend Bennett-Blacklock, RNVR1944 - 20 March 1945
    03Lt. Stuart Faithful Fell, RANVR20 March 1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PCE-841
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