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Somerset (PCE 892)

Call sign:
November - Xray - Lima - Victor

PCE-892 served the Navies of the United States and South Korea.

PCE-842 Class Patrol Craft Escort:

  • Laid down 28 October 1942 at Williamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 1 May 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCE-892, 8 July 1944
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCEC-892, 20 August 1945
  • Reclassified back to a Patrol Craft Escort, PCE-892, 15 October 1945
  • Decommissioned in October 1947 at New Orleans, LA and placed in service as a Naval Reserve training ship assigned to the 8th Naval District (New Orleans)
  • Named Somerset 15 February 1955
  • Placed out of service in March 1955 and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Struck form the Naval Register 1 June 1961
  • Transferred 13 December 1961 on loan under the Military Assistance Program to South Korea and renamed Ryul Po (PCE 58)
  • 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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    USS PCE-892
    PCE-842 97k c. 1946
    Photos from the collection of Ensign Forest McWilliams, USNR
    Paul A. McWilliams
    PCE-842 50k
    PCE-842 72k
    PCE-842 102k
    PCE-842 33k
    PCE-842 32k
    PCE-842 138k
    PCE-842 130k
    PCE-842 129k
    PCE-842 117k
    PCE-842 80k
    ROKN Ryul Po (PCE-58)
    PCE-842 135k U.S. Navy photo Joe Radigan

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