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Deperm (ADG 10)

YDG-10 call sign:
November - Juliet - Zulu - Golf


PCE-883 call sign:
Nan - Yoke - George- Jig

PCE-842 Class Patrol Escort:

  • Laid down in 1943 by the Albina Engine and Machine Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched in 1944
  • Construction cmpleted in November 1944
  • Commissioned USS PCE-883 in 1945
  • Reclassified as a District Degaussing Vessel, YDG-10 in June 1944
  • Named Deperm and reclassified as a Degaussing Ship, ADG-10
  • Decommissioned in November 1947 and placed in reserve
  • Struck from the Navy Register 21 February 1975
  • Sunk as a target 22 September 1982 off Long Beach, CA at 32 58' N., 119 41' W.


  • Displacement 850 t.
  • Length 184' 6"
  • Beam 33' 1"
  • Draft 9' 5"
  • Speed 15.7 kts.
  • Complement 99
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, and three twin 40mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 900bhp General Motors 12-567A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    PCE-883 56k YDG-10 with a likely customer USS YMS-293, alongside circa 1945.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 84978 from
    Robert Hurst
    PCE-883 75k Probably photographed in San Francisco Bay soon after her return to the West Coast in 1946.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 77378 from

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Emmett Victor Donovan, USNR13 November 1944
    02LT Paul J. Lemmel, USNR12 December 1945
    03LT Charles Harmon Alexander, USN15 March 1946 - 1 January 1947
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    There is no DANFS History currently available for Deperm (ADG 10)
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