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Coquille (PCS 1400)

Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Xray - William


PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper/YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Originally planned as PC-1400 but reclassified PCS-1400 in April 1943
  • Laid down 22 September 1943 as Patrol Craft Sweeper, PCS-1400 by the South Coast Co., Newport Beach, CA
  • Reclassified as a Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper, YMS-451, 7 October 1943
  • Launched 20 May 1944
  • Reclassified back to PCS-1400, 23 June 1944
  • Completed 26 December 1944
  • Commissioned USS PCS-1400, 2 January 1945
  • Reclassified as a Motor Minesweeper, AMS-59, 2 September 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register 16 September 1947
  • Loaned to commercial interests 17 September 1947
  • Returned to U.S. Navy custody 14 April 1952
  • Reinstated on the Naval Register 4 November 1953 as PCS-1400
  • Named Coquille 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register 2 July 1956
  • Sold 28 May 1963
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 270 t.
  • 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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    Coquille 314k 20 May 1944
    Launch day
    The ships sponsor was Mrs. Robert Boyd (holding champagne bottle) and 3rd from the right is Raymond P. Greene, Assistant Chief Inspector, Terminal Island Navy Yard
    Kathleen Greene
    USS PCS-1400
    Coquille 218k 24 January 1947
    Off the Puget Sound Navy Yard
    U.S. Navy photo NH 55385
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG R. H. Ross, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for Coquille (PCS 1400)
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