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Hampton (PCS-1386)

Call sign:
November - Tango - Quebec - Tango


PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Planned as PC-1386, but reclassified PCS-1386 in April 1943
  • Laid down 15 May 1943 at Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, Long Island, NY
  • Launched 28 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS PCS-1386, 4 November 1944
  • Operated as a Naval Reserve Training Vessel at Baltimore, MD after World War II
  • Named Hampton, 15 February 1956
  • Decommissioned 27 April 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1959
  • Acquired in 1961 by Mary D. Hansen of Venice Park, Atlantic City, NJ and renamed Chrisway
  • Acquired in 1967 by George S. Harrington of Atlantic City
  • Acquired in 1969 by the Industrial Trawling Corp. of Hampton, VA and renamed Reliant
  • Abandoned in 1969 at Salisbury, MD.


  • 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 40mm mount, four 20mm gun mounts, two depth charge projector K-guns, one depth charge projector (mousetrap), 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-1386 254k 4 November 1944
    As completed
    Line drawing by A. D. Baker III from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
    Robert Hurst
    PCS-1386 202k c. 1955
    Key West, FL
    John Murphy
    PCS-1386 296k 20 April 1956
    Photo by the Guardian News Service
    Bill Gonyo

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