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Provincetown (PCS 1378)

Call sign:
November - Tango - Papa - Victor


PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Laid down 13 February 1943 as PC-1378 at Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, Long Island, NY
  • Reclassified PCS-1378 in April 1943
  • Launched 18 December 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCS-1378, 9 February 1944
  • Decommissioned in March 1946 at Green Cove Springs FL and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
  • Recommissioned in January 1952
  • Decommissioned 14 May 1954 at Green Cove Springs and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
  • Named Provincetown 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: Two 20mm gun mounts, two depth charge projectors, one hedgehog depth charge projector 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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    PCS-1378 331k At Naval Station Key West, FL during World War II
    Photo by Wilber C. Peterson
    Courtesy of Florida Keys Public Libraries
    Robert Hurst

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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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