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Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Uncle - William


PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Originally planned as PC-1421 bur reclassified PCS-1421 in April 1943
  • Laid down 1 May 1943 by William F. Stone and Son, Oakland, CA
  • Launched 1 November 1943
  • Commissioned PCS-1421, 19 February 1944
  • Reclassified PCS(C)-1421 20 August 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 April 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in April 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 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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    Size Image Description Source
    PCS-1421 175k San Francisco Bay, 2 March 1944
    National Archives photos 19-N-66847 and 19-N-66848
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    PCS-1421 209k

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG E. T. Freeman, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PCS-1421
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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