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Deming (PCS 1392)

Call sign:
November - Tango - Romeo - Kilo


PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Laid down 5 April 1943 as PC-1392 by Robert Jacob Inc., City Island, NY but reclassified PCS-1392 the same month
  • Launched 13 October 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCS-1392, 27 March 1944
  • Decommissioned in 1954
  • Named Deming 15 February 1956
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 245 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8' 7"
  • Speed 14.1 kts.
  • Complement 57
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, one 40mm mount, two 20mm mounts, 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
    USS PCS-1392
    Deming 94k E. J. Comeau
    PC 553/1228
    USS Deming (PCS 1392)
    Deming 344k After her 3"/50 mount, 40mm mount, 20mm mounts and two four depth charge projectors were removed
    Photo USN 1043658 from National Archives Bureau of Ships collection
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Rushville 355k c. January 1958
    Left to right: ex-Rushville (PCS 1380), ex-Deming and two unidentified PCS'/YMS' at Mare Island awaiting transfer to civilian buyers
    Darryl Baker

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Guy Joseph LeBreton, Jr., USN - Awarded the Legion of Merit and the Navy Commendation Medal1950 - 1952
    02LT Donald Bagnall "Red" Meek, USN - USNA Class of 1950October 1953 - 1954
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for Deming (PCS-1392)
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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