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Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Dog - Sugar


PCE-847 served the Navies of the United States and Mexico.

PCE-842 Class Patrol Craft Escort:

  • Laid down as Patrol Craft Escort (Rescue), PCE(R)-847, 24 August 1943 by the Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Co., Chicago, IL
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Craft Escort, PCE-847
  • Launched 27 December 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCE-847, 18 March 1944
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in November 1947, sold to Mexico and named ARM David Porter (H 02)
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 903 t.
  • Length 184' 6"
  • Beam 33' 1"
  • Draft 9' 5"
  • Speed 15.7 kts.
  • Complement 99
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, three single 40mm gun mounts, five single 20mm guns, two depth charge tracks, four depth charge projectors and two hedgehog projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 1,800bhp General Motors 12-567A diesel engines, Falk single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS PCE-847
    PCE-847 20k - Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WW II
    Eunice 1098k c. 1944
    St. George Harbor, Bermuda
    Outboard of PCE-846
    Courtesy of Leonard Frost
    George Harper
    PCE-847 67k From the collection of Milton Rubright, PCE-847 Pat Holobaugh
    ARM David Porter (H 02)
    PCE-847 99k c. 1962
    Mexican Navy photo from the 1964/1965 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst
    PCE-847 128k c. October 1984
    Veracruz, Mexico
    Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus
    Frankfurt a.M., Germany

    There is no DANFS history available for PCE-847
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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