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Attica (PCS 1383)

Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Queen - King


PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Laid down 27 March 1943 as PC-1383 at Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, Long Island, NY
  • Reclassified PCS-1383 in April 1943
  • Launched 23 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS PCS-1383, 7 August 1944 at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Decommissioned 28 February 1947 at Norfolk, VA
  • Placed in service 31 July 1947 as a Naval Reserve training ship assigned to the 5th Naval District (Norfolk)
  • Placed out of service 28 February 1950 at Norfolk and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk Group
  • Transferred in May 1950 to Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs, FL
  • Named Attica 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 19 July 1956
  • Acquired in 1957 by the Cape Fear Fish Co. of Wilmington, NC and renamed Cape Fear
  • Acquired in 1963 by the Brunswick Navigation Co. of Southport, NC
  • Acquired in 1967 by the Standards Products Co., Inc. of Kilmarnock, VA
  • Out of documentation in 1979
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    Attica 116k PCS-1383 Christmas card Tom Markham
    Attica 401k Back of Christmas card
    Attica 217k With USS Lake Champlain (CV-39) at Newport News, Virginia, on 6 June 1948
    Photo courtesy of William H. Davis, 1977
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85432
    Naval History and Heritage Command

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