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PCE-891 call sign:
Nan - Yoke - George - William

PCE-891 served the Navies of the United States and the Philippines

RPS Pangasinan call sign:
Dog - Uncle - Oboe - Baker

PCE-842 Class Patrol Craft Escort:

  • Laid down 28 October 1942 by the Willamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 24 April 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCE-891, 15 June 1944
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCEC-891 20 August 1945
  • Reclassified back to a Patrol Craft Escort, PCE-891, 15 October 1945
  • Transferred to the Philippines 1 June 1948 and named RPS Pangasinan (PS 31)
  • Decommissioned 1 March 2021
  • 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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    PCE-891 370k 7 February 1944
    Under construction at the Willamette Iron and Steel Corporation, Portland, Oregon
    National Archives photos 19-N-61176, 19-N-61177 and 19-N-61178
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    PCE-891 584k
    PCE-891 525k
    RPS Pangasinan (PS 31)
    Murrelet 429k 5 July 2011
    Sulu Sea
    Armed Forces of the Philippines Navy corvettes BRP Rizal (PS 74), [ex-Murrelet (MSF 372)] and Pangasinan are underway ahead of the guided-missile destroyers USS Howard (DDG 83) and USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during CARAT Philippines 2011. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness
    U.S. Navy photos 110705-N-XR557-190 and 110705-N-XR557-299 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katerine Noll
    Robert Hurst
    Murrelet 279k
    PCE-891 277k 5 July 2011
    Sulu Sea
    The guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines Navy corvette Pangasinan are underway supporting CARAT Philippines 2011
    U.S. Navy photo 110705-N-VY256-028 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson
    Vigilance 270k 7 June 2013
    Moored inboard of BRP Quezon (PS 70), ex-Vigilance (MSF 324)
    Photo by Mike Baylon
    Edison Sy

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