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PCE-884 call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Oboe - Sugar

PCE-884 served the Navies of the United States and the Philippines.

RPS Negros Occidental call sign:
Delta - Uniform - November - Tango

PCE-881 Class Patrol Craft Escort:

  • Laid down 27 October 1944 by the Albina Engineering and Machine Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 24 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS PCE-884, 30 March 1945
  • Transferred to the Republic of the Philippines in June 1948 and named RPS Negros Occidental (PS 29)
  • 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
    USS PCE-884
    PCE-884 55k Photo enhanced by Tom Kermen John C. Kilman Sr.
    Crew member 1946
    RPS Negros Occidental (PS 29)
    PCE-884 82k c. 1965 Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PCE-884
    Letters/Messages Home from the PCE-884
    Willie Caton "Bill" Culpepper, Radioman 2/c, V6, USN

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