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Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Victor - Item


PC-1426 served the Navies of the United States and South Korea.

PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Laid down 8 March 1943 as PC-1426 by the C. Hiltebrant Dry Dock Co., Kingston, NY
  • Reclassified PCS-1426 in April 1943
  • Launched 31 August 1943
  • Delivered in February 1944
  • Commissioned USS PCS-1426, 1 April 1944
  • Transferred to South Korea in 1952 and named ROKS Suseong (PCS 201)
  • Returned to U.S. Navy in April 1963
  • 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
    USS PCS-1426
    PCS-1426 40k . Adrian Hamm
    PCS-1426 32k
    PCS-1426 62k
    PCS-1426 53k
    PCS-1426 68k
    PCS-1426 64k
    PCS-1426 26k
    ROKS Suseong (PCS 201)
    PCS-1426 116k c. 1962
    Korean Navy photo from the 1964/1965 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    ??LT George B. Lindgren, USN - Retired as Captain.
    ??LT Thomas Edward Fortson, USNOctober 1951
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PCS-1426
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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