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Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Fox - William

PCE-881 served the Navies of the United States and the Philippines

Call sign for RPS Cebu:
Delta - Uniform - Oscar - Alpha

PCE-842 Class Patrol Craft Escort:

  • Laid down 11 August 1943 by the Albina Engine and Machine Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 10 November 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCE-881, 31 July 1944
  • Transferred to the Philippines in July 1948 and named RPS Cebu (PS 28)
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1975
  • Cebu decommissioned 3 October 2019
  • 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, three twin 40mm gun mounts, four 20mm guns, two depth charge tracks, four depth charge projectors, and one depth charge projector (hedgehog)
  • Propulsion: Two 1,000bhp General Motors 12-567A diesel engines, Falk single reduction gear, two shafts
    Engines later replaced by General Motors 12-278A diesel engines.

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    Size Image Description Source
    USS PCE-881
    PCE-881 40k Robert Hurst
    RPS Cebu (PS 28)
    PCE-881 135k Joe Radigan
    Cebu 92k Original photo: c. 1971
    Philippine Navy photo
    Replacement photo: Philippine Navy photo
    Original photo: Jane's Fighting Ships
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    PCE-881 90k 27 June 2009
    Tabawan Island, Tawi Tawi Province, Philippines
    Photo by Maximontero
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PCE-881
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