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USCGC Jackson (WPC-120)

Jackson call sign:
Nan - Roger - Love - Victor

ex-USS PCE(R)-858

PCE(R)-858 call sign:
Nan - Yoke - How - Yoke

ex-USS PCE-858

PCE(R)-858 served both the Navy and Coast Guard.

PCE-848 Class Patrol Craft Escort:

  • Originally planned as PCE-858 but reclassified PCE(R)-858 in June 1943
  • Laid down 3 January 1944 at Pullman Standard Car Mfg., Chicago, IL
  • Launched 13 May 1944
  • Delivered in April 1945
  • Commissioned USS PCE(R)-858, 16 May 1945
  • Decommissioned 28 February 1946, transferred to the Coast Guard and commissioned USCGC Jackson (WPC-120)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 12 March 1946
  • Decommissioned 24 July 1947
  • Sold 23 December 1947
  • 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, two 40mm gun mounts, two depth charge tracks, and two depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 1,000bhp General Motors 12-278A diesel engines, Falk single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PCE-858 132k c. November/December 1945
    Charleston, SC
    Photos from the collection of George Williams, USS Murray [DD 576]
    John Chiquoine
    Photos added 25 November 2019
    PCE-858 119k
    PCE-858 99k
    PCE-858 28k
    PCE-858 121k
    PCE-858 75k c. 1946
    Curtis Bay, MD
    Just after transfer to the Coast Guard
    Ken Laesser

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