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Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Queen - George

PCE-893 served the Navies of the United States and Cuba

PCE-842 Class Patrol Craft Escort:

  • Laid down 27 October 1942 by the Willamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 8 May 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCE-893, 25 July 1944
  • She served along the west coast and in Alaskan waters during the rest of World War II. In September 1945, PCE-893 was assigned to the Philippine Sea Frontier for weather and plane-guard duties. She was based at New
    Orleans, Louisiana from mid-1947
  • Decommissioned, transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission 20 November 1947, struck from the Naval Register, transferred to Cuba and named Siboney (H 101)
  • Reclassified PE-202
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 860 t.
  • Length 184'
  • Beam 33' 1"
  • Draft 9' 5"
  • Speed 15.5 kts.
  • Complement 99
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, three 40mm mounts, four 20mm mounts, two depth charge tracks, and two depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 900bhp General Motors 12-567A diesel engines, Falk single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PCE-893 110k Builders photo, 21 July 1944.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 96487
    Naval Historical Center
    PCE-893 87k Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken circa July 1944.
    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1978.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 86714
    PCE-893 404k 21 July 1944
    The newly completed PCE-893. Note the crease built into the false funnel for stowage of the boat boom and the porthole in the side of its sonar hut, forward of the British-style bridge. Pipe rails around the single 40mm guns aft indicate that they were not director-controlled; they did not have cutout cams to keep them from firing into the ship
    Photos from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
    Robert Hurst
    PCE-893 613k
    Siboney (H 101)
    PCE-893 46k c. 1951 Robert Hurst
    Siboney (PE 202)
    PCE-893 55k . Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR, Ret.

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Byron Arthur Johnson, Jr., USNR25 July 1944
    02LT John Seaman Bainbridge, USNRApril 1954 - August 1956
    03LT Thomas N. Gilbert, USN1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PCE-893
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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