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Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Sugar - Roger


PCS-1403 served the Navies of the United States and the Philippines

Laguna call sign:
Delta - Uniform - November - Romeo

PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Laid down 20 April 1943 as PC-1403 by Colberg Boat Works, Stockton, CA
  • Reclassified PCS-1403 in April 1943
  • Launched 28 September 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCS-1403, 17 February 1944
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCSC-1403, 20 August 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in December 1947
  • Transferred to the Philippines and named RPS Laguna (PG 12) and commissioned 22 January 1948
  • 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 mount, one single 40mm gun mount, two 20mm gun mounts, four depth charge projectors, one depth charge projector (hedgehog) and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engine, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PCS-1403 45k c. 1953
    Philippine Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    PCS-1403 73k c. 1956
    Philippine Navy photo from the 1959/1959 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships

    Commanding Officers
    01LT J. M. Cherry, Jr., USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PCS-1403
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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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