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Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Roger - Zebra


PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Originally planned as PC-1397 but reclassified PCS-1397 in April 1943
  • Laid down 1 May 1943 by the South Coast Co., Newport Beach, CA
  • Launched 25 September 1943
  • Commissioned 16 May 1944
  • Decommissioned 7 April 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal in September 1947
  • Acquired in 1948 by Stanolind Oil and Gas Co. of Tulsa, OK and named Stanolind 3
  • Renamed Hidalgo in 1950
  • Acquired in 1957 by the Pan-American Petroleum Corp. of Tulsa
  • Acquired in 1958 by the Texas A & M Research Foundation of College Station, TX
  • Acquired in 1964 by Motor Vessel Joseph F. Bellows, Inc. of Kilmarnock, VA and renamed South Beach
  • Acquired in 1972 by Standard Products Co., Inc. of Kilmarnock
  • Acquired in 1989 by Ampro Fisheries, Inc. of Burgess, VA
  • Acquired in 1993 by the Chesapeake Bay Fishing Co., LLC of Weems, VA
  • Sold 3 November 1997 to American Protein of Cumming, GA
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    PCS-1397 54k 4 May 1944 Robert Hurst
    PCS-1397 232k Original photo: 4 May 1944
    Replacement photo: Halftoned photo, taken during World War II
    Courtesy of D. M. McPherson, 1978
    U.S. Navy photo NH 86715
    Original photo: Robert Hurst
    Replacement photo: Naval History and Heritage Command
    Photo added 2 February 2021

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Omer V. Crane, USNR16 May 1944 - 1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PCS-1397
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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