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Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Baker - Uncle

PCE-844 served the Navies of the United States and Mexico.

PCE-842 Class Patrol Escort:

  • Laid down as Patrol Craft Escort (Rescue), PCER-844, 8 July 1943 by the Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Co., Chicago, IL
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Craft Escort, PCE-844
  • Launched 1 December 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCE-844, 18 February 1944
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in November 1947, sold to the Mexican Navy and named ARM Pedro Sainz De Barandas (PO 123)
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    USS PCE-844
    PCE-844 173k c. 1945
    George M. French
    PCE-844 98k
    ARM Pedro Sainz De Barandas (PO 123)
    PCE-844 55k c. 1950 Robert Hurst

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