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USCGC Bedloe (WPC-121)

Bedloe call sign:
Nan - Roger - Love - Charlie

ex-USS PCE(R)-860

PCE(R)-860 call sign:
Nan - Xray - Charlie - William


PCE(R)-860 served the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard

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

  • Originally planned as PC-860 but reclassified PCE(R)-860 in April 1943
  • Laid down 25 January 1944 at Pullman Standard Car Mfg., Chicago, IL
  • Launched 30 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS PCE(R)-860, 31 March 1945
  • Decommissioned in April 1946
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 18 September 1946 and commissioned USCGC Bedloe (WPC-121)
  • 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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    PCE(R)-860 82k 30 May 1944
    Mrs G. O. Wheeler (Ships sponsor), wife of LCDR G. O. Wheeler, USN
    Tommy Trampp
    PCE(R)-860 78k 30 May 1944
    Bottom to top: Monsignor Thomas F. Friel, Mrs. G. O. Wheeler (sponsor), CAPT Paul S. Goen, USN, Lieutenant Veronica A. McDonough, WAC (Maid of Honor) and Mr. A. W. Schneider of the Engineering Department, who acted as Master of Ceremonies
    PCE(R)-860 79k 30 May 1944
    Official launching party

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