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Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Fox - Jig


PCE(R)-848 Class Patrol Craft Escort (Rescue):

  • Originally planned as PCE-854 but reclassified PCE(R)-854 in June 1943
  • Laid down 24 November 1943 by the Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Co., Chicago, IL
  • Launched 27 March 1944
  • Commissioned USS PCE(R)-854, 4 January 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in October 1946
  • Sold to the Wilson Lines Inc. of Boston, MA and named Liberty Belle II
  • Later sold to a Cuban Steamship Company
  • 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
    PCE(R)-854 41k c. 1945 Robert Hurst
    PCE(R)-854 275k Photo from Ships and Aircraft of the United States Fleet, © 1945 by James C. Fahey, Associate, United States Naval Institute Tommy Trampp

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