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PCE-882 served the Navies of the United States and South Korea.

PCE-881 Class Patrol Craft Escort:Laid down 26 August 1943 by the Albina Engine and Machine Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 3 December 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCE-882, 23 February 1945
  • Reclassified as a Control Escort, PCEC-882
  • Reclassified back to a Patrol Craft Escort, PCE-882
  • Transferred to South Korea and named Ro Ryang (PCE 51), 1 November 1974
  • Struck from the Navy Register 15 November 1974
  • 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 twin 40mm gun mounts, four 20mm guns, two depth charge tracks, and four 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
    USS PCE-882
    PCE-882 19k . Gunter Krebs
    PCE-882 38k U.S. Navy photo from the Naval Institute archives Joe Radigan
    PCE-882 167k Off San Diego, California, circa late 1940s
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 94911
    Mike Green
    USS PCE(C)-882
    PCE-882 446k Displaying the final wartime battery of twin director-controlled 40mm guns. Note the absence of pipe rails. The amphibious control role is evident in the HF whips prominent on the bridge and the false funnel. Less visible are the VHF dipoles at the masthead
    Photo from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
    Robert Hurst
    ROKN Ro Ryang
    PCE-882 75k . Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PCE-882
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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