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Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Victor - Roger


PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Laid down 12 February 1943 as PC-1429 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Corp., Jacksonville, FL
  • Reclassified PCS-1429 in April 1943
  • Launched 16 July 1943
  • Delivered and commissioned PCS-1429, 9 February 1944 at Jacksonville
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCSC-1429 20 August 1945
  • Decommissioned 11 December 1945 at Napa, CA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in April 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 338 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8' 7"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 57
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, one 40mm mount, two 20mm 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-1429 488k Unofficial History of the USS PCS-1429 by Harold M. Fowler, MoMM2/c, USS PCS-1429 David Sanders
    PCS-1429 434k
    PCS-1429 443k
    PCS-1429 458k
    PCS-1429 287k

    Commanding Officers
    01LT H. A. Fortson, USNR9 February 1944
    02LTJG R. E. Houk, USNR1944 - 20 February 1945
    03LTJG W. W. Beardsley, Jr., USNR20 February 1945 - 16 August 1945
    04LTJG W. R. Royster, USNR16 August 1945 - 11 December 1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history currently available for PCS-1429
    "The Wartime Journal"
    of Harold M. Fowler MoMM2/c, USS PCS-1429
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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