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Winder (PCS 1376)

Call sign:
November - Tango - Papa - Papa


PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Laid down 13 October 1942 as PC-1376 at Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, Long Island NY
  • Reclassified PCS-1376 and launched 3 April 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCS-1376, 9 July 1943
  • Decommissioned 28 February 1947 at Norfolk, VA.
  • Placed in service in January 1947 as a Naval Reserve training vessel assigned to the 5th Naval District (Norfolk)
  • Placed out of service 4 January 1950
  • Transferred in May 1950 to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs, FL
  • Named Winder 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register 5 September 1957
  • Sold for scrap 15 April 1958 to Fred Irvine of Miami, FL.


  • Displacement 245 t. (lt), 338 t. (fl)
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8' 7"
  • Speed 14.1 kts.
  • Complement 57
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 20mm gun mount, four depth charge projectors, one depth charge projector (hedgehog), and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Winder 240k World War II era photograph
    Courtesy of Donald McPherson, 1976
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85018
    Naval History and Heritage Command

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