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Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Sugar - Oboe


Kate H. call sign:
William - How - Love - Queen

PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Laid down 24 March 1943 as PC-1402 by the Colberg Boat Works, Stockton, CA
  • Reclassified PCS-1402 in April 1943
  • Launched 11 August 1943
  • Commissioned 13 January 1944 under the command f LT Henry E. Taylor, USNR
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCSC-1402, 20 August 1945
  • Decommissioned 27 March 1947 and transferred to the War Shipping Administration
  • Acquired in 1947 by the Carribbean Trading Co. of New Orleans, LA and named Kate H.
  • Acquired in 1948 by By-Water Transportation, Inc. of Houston, TX and renamed Colonel
  • Acquired in 1954 by John Santos Carinhas of Patterson, LA and renamed Frenchman
  • Scrapped in 1973.


  • 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 113k September 1945
    D Day, Okinawa
    Hagushi Harbor, western side
    Bill Kinney SC-1281
    via E. J. Comeau PC552/1228

    Commanding Officers
    01LT R. G. Spencer, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PCS-1402
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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