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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 Jacobs 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
    Photo added 9 February 2021
    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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