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Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Xray - Queen


PCS-1446 served the Navies of the United States and South Korea.

PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Laid down 30 January 1943 as PC-1446 by the San Diego Marine Construction Co., San Diego, CA
  • Reclassified PCS-1446 in April 1943
  • Launched 31 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCS-1446, 19 April 1944
  • Selected for disposal in November 1948
  • Transferred to South Korea and named Mokseong (PCS 203) in 1952
  • 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 gun mount, one 20mm gun mount, 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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    USS PCS-1446
    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
    316k PCS-1446 with a group of civilians aboard at Mare Island during the late 1940s.
    Official US Navy photo
    Dave Wright
    ROKN Mokseong (PCS 203)
    PCS-1446 52k c. 1967 Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LT H. W. Ingraham, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PCS-1446
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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