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McMinnville (PCS 1401)

Call sign:
November - Quebec - Yankee - Bravo

PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Laid down as Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper, YMS-452 at South Coast Co., Newport Beach, CA
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Craft Sweeper, PCS-1401, 23 June 1944
  • Launched 22 July 1944 under the command of LT George J. O'Neill, USNR
  • Completed 13 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS PCS-1401, 21 February 1945 at Newport Beach
  • Decommissioned 1 June 1955 at Chattanooga, TN and placed in service as a Naval Reserve training vessel
  • Named McMinnville 15 February 1956
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register 1 August 1962
  • Sold 28 May 1963 to the Marine Exploration Co. of Miami, FL
  • Acquired in 1977 by MV Privateer, Inc. of Pompano Beach, FL and named Privateer
  • Resold in 1977 to Donald Dreske of Elem Grove, IL dba Yacht Privateer, Inc. of Wilmington, DE
  • Out of documentation in 1981
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8' 7"
  • Speed 14 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
    McMinnville 133k YMS-427
    McMinnville 236k Photo USN 1043665 photo from the National Archives Bureau of Ships collection Naval History and Heritage Command
    Photo added 9 February 2021
    McMinnville 296k c. 1953
    Naval Station Key West, FL
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LT R. P. Gray, USNR21 February 1945
    02LT George J. O'Neill, USNR1945
    ??LT James Farmer Hall, USN - USNA Class of 1947
    ??LT Robert Dewey Duncan, USN - USNA Class of 1948-B
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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