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Dania (PCE 870)

Call sign:
November - Xray - Foxtrot - Uniform

Dania served the Navies of the United States and South Korea

PCE-842 Class Patrol Escort:

  • Laid down 30 November 1942 by the Albina Engine and Machine Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched, 27 February 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCE-870, 5 October 1943
  • Decommissioned 18 October 1946
  • Placed in service as a Naval Reserve training vessel assigned to the 8th Naval District (New Orleans)
  • Named Dania in 1955 (After a city in Florida)
  • Transferred to South Korea 9 December 1961 and renamed Pyok Pa (PCE 57)
  • 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-870 23k Glenn W. Jaynes
    PCE-870 247k c. 1954
    Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1977
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85423
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