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NavSource Online: Patrol Craft Escort
USCGC Jackson (WPC-120)
Jackson call sign:
Nan - Roger - Love - Victor
PCE(R)-858 call sign:
Nan - Yoke - How - Yoke
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 1943Laid down 3 January 1944 at Pullman Standard Car Mfg., Chicago, ILLaunched 13 May 1944Delivered in April 1945Commissioned USS PCE(R)-858, 16 May 1945Decommissioned 28 February 1946, transferred to the Coast Guard and commissioned USCGC Jackson (WPC-120)Struck from the Naval Register 12 March 1946Decommissioned 24 July 1947Sold 23 December 1947Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 903 t.Length 184' 6"Beam 33' 1"Draft 9' 5"Speed 15.7 kts.Complement 99Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 40mm gun mounts, two depth charge tracks, and two depth charge projectorsPropulsion: Two 1,000bhp General Motors 12-278A diesel engines, Falk single reduction gear, two shafts.
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||c. November/December 1945
Photos from the collection of George Williams, USS Murray [DD 576]
Photos added 25 November 2019
Curtis Bay, MD
Just after transfer to the Coast Guard
There is no DANFS History currently available for PCE(R)-858
Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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