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Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Xray - Nan


PCS-1445 served the Navies of the United States and South Korea

PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Laid down 30 January 1943 as PC-1445 by San Diego Marine Construction Co., San Diego, CA
  • Reclassified USS PCS-1445 in April 1943
  • Launched 19 June 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCS-1445, 9 March 1944
  • Selected for disposal in November 1948
  • Loaned to the Republic of Korea in May 1952 and named Geumseong (PCS 202)
  • Served in the Korean Navy into the 1970s
  • 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, four 20mm gun mounts, four depth charge projector K-Guns, one depth charge projector (hedgehog) and two depth charge tracks
    1945 - 3"/50 mount replaced by a Hedgehog projector, two 40mm mounts and K-Guns removed
  • Propulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    USS PCS-1445
    PCS-1445 81k Underway off the U.S. west coast, c. 1944-45. She has been fitted with a Hedgehog mounting forward, in place of her 3"/50 gun
    U.S. Navy photo NH 96492
    Naval Historical Center
    PCS-1445 395k She has been modified as a sound-school craft with single Hedgehogs forward so that students could carry out dummy attacks. Her two K-guns and two after 20mm guns have been removed
    Photo from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History, by Norman Friedman
    Robert Hurst
    PCS-1445/1446 114k PCS-1445 and 1446 are seen entering ARD-32 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 3 April 1947. They were in dock until 10 April 1947 Darryl L. Baker
    Geumseong (PCS 202)
    PCS-1445 488k Photo from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman Robert Hurst
    PCS-1445 84k c. 1959
    South Korean Navy photo from the 1959/1960 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships

    Commanding Officers
    01LT J. S. Marden, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PCS-1445
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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