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Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Tare - Yoke


Pan-AM call sign:
William - Nan - Roger - Victor

PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Laid down 11 February 1943 as PC-1414 by the Stadium Yacht Basin, Cleveland, OH
  • Reclassified PCS-1414 in April 1943
  • Launched 14 September 1943
  • Commissioned 25 November 1943 under the command of LTJG Frank E. Dean, USNR
  • Decommissoned 1 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in December 1947 for disposal
  • Acquired in 1948 by Leroy C. Paslay, of the Jack Tar Court Hotel, Galveston, TX and named Pan-Am
  • Acquired in 1950 by the Pan-Am Exploration Co., Inc. of Galveston
  • Acquuired in 1954 by the Gulf Oil Corp. of Philadelphia, PA
  • Acquired in 1957 by the Marine Seismic Surveys of Dallas, TX
  • Operated in 1959 under the Federal Republic of Germany's flag
  • 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 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 engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PCS-1414 155k Moored outboard of PCS-1405 Steve Franklin
    PCS-1414 170k Moored inboard of SC-663

    There is no DANFS history available for PCS-1414
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