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Farmington (PCE 894)

Call sign:
November - Yankee - Hotel - Alpha

Farmington served the Navies of the United States and Burma.

PCE-842 Class Patrol Escort:

  • Laid down 7 December 1942 by the Willimette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, OR
  • Launched 15 May 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCE-894, 10 August 1944
  • Named Farmington 25 February 1956
  • Placed in service in August 1947 as a Naval Reserve training vessel assigned to the 9th Naval District (Great Lakes)
  • Decommissioned 19 December 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 December 1964
  • Transferred to Burma 31 May 1965 and renamed Yan Taing Aung
  • Scrapped in 2000.


  • 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, three twin 40mm mounts, four twin 20mm mounts and one Hedgehog projector
  • 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-894
    PCE-894 63k c. 1944 Gene Maresca
    Photo added 19 October 2020
    PCE-894 125k 28 September 1945
    Puget Sound Navy Yard
    PCE-894 incline tests
    U.S. Navy Photo 4526-45 and 4527-45
    Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Public
    Affairs Office
    PCE-894 101k
    PCE-894 94k 28 September 1945
    Puget Sound Navy Yard
    PCE-894 incline tests. The bows of PCE-895 and PCE-896 are visible in the background
    U.S. Navy Photo 4528-45
    PCE-894 116k 28 September 1945
    Puget Sound Navy Yard
    PCE-894 incline tests
    U.S. Navy Photo 4529-45, 4530-45 and 4531-45
    PCE-894 106k
    PCE-894 84k
    USS Farmington (PCE 894)
    PCE-894 51k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    PCE-894 254k c. Winter 1958/1959
    Chicago, IL
    Alongside Navy pier
    James G. Brown
    PCE-894 302k
    PCE-894 339k
    PCE-894 153k c. October 1964 John Chiquoine and Dave Schroeder

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Aubrey Anderson Moore, Jr., USNOctober 1961 - August 1963
    02LT Donald Wayne Jones, USN.
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    There is no DANFS History currently available for Farmington (PCE 894)
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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