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"PC" (173-ft) submarine chasers (1940-1945)

"PGM" (173-ft) gunboats (1944-1945)

PC597 1943

PC466 1945

PC

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
PC451   Defoe, Bay City 9/1939 23/5/1940 8/1940 disposed 1/1947
PC452   Defoe, Bay City 3/1940 23/8/1940 5/1944 miscellaneous auxiliary IX211 Castine 3/1945
PC461 2/1956- Bluffton Geo Lawley, Neponset 7/1941 23/12/1941 3/1942 stricken 9/1957
PC462, 8/1945- PC(C)462   Geo Lawley, Neponset 7/1941 24/1/1942 4/1942 disposed 2/1947
PC463, 8/1945- PC(C)463   Geo Lawley, Neponset 8/1941 27/2/1942 4/1942 sunk as target 20/7/1953
PC464   Geo Lawley, Neponset 8/1941 27/2/1942 5/1942 sold 1/1947
PC465 1/1956- Paragould Geo Lawley, Neponset 8/1941 27/3/1942 5/1942 stricken 7/1960, to Venezuela (Pulpo)
PC466 2/1956- Carmi Geo Lawley, Neponset 9/1941 29/4/1942 6/1942 BU 1960
PC467   Geo Lawley, Neponset 10/1941 29/4/1942 6/1942 to Norway 9/1942 (Kong Haakon VII)
PC468   Geo Lawley, Neponset 1/1942 30/4/1942 6/1942 to Netherlands 8/1942 (Queen Wilhelmina)
PC469, 8/1945- PC(C)469   Geo Lawley, Neponset 1/1942 10/6/1942 7/1942 disposed through testing 6/1949
PC470 1/1956- Antigo Geo Lawley, Neponset 2/1942 27/6/1942 7/1942 stricken 7/1960
PC471   Defoe, Bay City 4/1941 15/9/1941 11/1941 to France 6/1944 (L`Eveille)
PC472   Defoe, Bay City 7/1941 14/11/1941 12/1941 to France 6/1944 (Le Ruse)
PC473   Defoe, Bay City 8/1941 19/11/1941 12/1941 to France 7/1944 (L`Ardent)
PC474   Defoe, Bay City 8/1941 15/9/1941 2/1942 to France 6/1944 (L`Indiscret)
PC475   Defoe, Bay City 9/1941 16/12/1941 12/1941 to France 6/1944 (Le Resolu)
PC476   Defoe, Bay City 10/1941 1/1/1942 3/1942 stricken 12/1947
PC477   Defoe, Bay City 11/1941 28/1/1942 3/1942 sold 12/1946
PC478   Defoe, Bay City 12/1941 20/2/1942 4/1942 stricken 10/1946
PC479   Defoe, Bay City 1/1942 10/3/1942 4/1942 stricken 11/1946
PC480   Defoe, Bay City 1941 25/10/1941 4/1942 to France 7/1944 (L`Emporte)
PC481   Defoe, Bay City 2/1942 31/3/1942 4/1942 to France 6/1944 (L`Effronte)
PC482   Defoe, Bay City 2/1942 9/4/1942 4/1942 to France 7/1944 (L`Enjoue)
PC483 2/1956- Rolla Consolidated SB, New York 12/1940 25/10/1941 3/1942 stricken 7/1960, to Venezuela (Camaron)
PC484 1/1956- Cooperstown Consolidated SB, New York 4/1941 6/12/1941 4/1942 stricken 7/1960, to Venezuela (Togogo)
PC485   Consolidated SB, New York 5/1941 20/12/1941 4/1942 to South Korea 1/1952 (Han Ra San)
PC486 2/1956- Jasper Consolidated SB, New York 10/1941 25/1/1942 5/1942 stricken 5/1959, to Venezuela (Mejillon)
PC487 2/1956- Larchmont Consolidated SB, New York 12/1941 28/2/1942 6/1942 stricken 7/1960, to Venezuela
PC488   Sullivan, Brooklyn 3/1941 20/12/1941 8/1942 miscellaneous auxiliary IX221 Eureka 4/1943
PC489   Sullivan, Brooklyn 3/1941 20/12/1941 7/1942 disposed 11/1948
PC490   Dravo, Pittsburgh 5/1941 18/10/1941 3/1942 to Taiwan 8/1948 (Wu Sung)
PC491   Dravo, Pittsburgh 5/1941 6/12/1941 4/1942 sold 2/1948
PC492   Dravo, Pittsburgh 6/1941 29/12/1941 5/1942 to Taiwan 6/1948 (Fu Kiang)
PC493   Dravo, Pittsburgh 8/1941 24/1/1942 5/1942 to Thailand 5/1947
PC494   Dravo, Pittsburgh 8/1941 24/1/1942 5/1942 sold 2/1948
PC495   Dravo, Wilmington 6/1941 30/12/1941 4/1942 to Thailand 1951 (Sarasin)
PC496   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 4/1941 22/11/1941 2/1942 sunk 4/6/1943
PC542   Defoe, Bay City 2/1942 20/4/1942 5/1942 to France 9/1944 (Tirailleur)
PC543   Defoe, Bay City 3/1942 5/5/1942 5/1942 to France 6/1944 (Le Vontaire)
PC544   Defoe, Bay City 3/1942 30/5/1942 6/1942 to Brazil 9/1942 (Guapore)
PC545   Defoe, Bay City 3/1942 8/5/1942 6/1942 to France 10/1944 (Goumier)
PC546   Defoe, Bay City 4/1942 15/5/1942 7/1942 to France 10/1944 (Franc Tireur)
PC547   Defoe, Bay City 4/1942 22/5/1942 7/1942 to Brazil 9/1942 (Gurupi)
PC548   Defoe, Bay City 4/1942 29/5/1942 8/1942 sunk at nuclear tests 7/1946
PC549, 8/1945- PC(C)549   Defoe, Bay City 5/1942 6/6/1942 8/1942 disposed 4/1948
PC550   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 6/1941 8/3/1942 4/1942 to France 6/1944 (Le Vigilant)
PC551   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 7/1941 12/4/1942 5/1942 to France 10/1944 (Mameluck)
PC552   Sullivan, Brooklyn 5/1941 13/2/1942 7/1942 disposed 12/1946
PC553 2/1956- Malone Sullivan, Brooklyn 12/1941 30/5/1942 10/1942 stricken 9/1957
PC554   Sullivan, Brooklyn 12/1941 1/5/1942 9/1942 to Brazil 10/1943 (Goiana)
PC555, 1944- PC(C)555   Sullivan, Brooklyn 2/1942 30/5/1942 2/1943 disposed 1946
PC556   Luders Marine, Stamford 10/1941 23/6/1942 9/1942 to France 10/1944 (Carabiniere)
PC557   Luders Marine, Stamford 10/1941 2/8/1942 10/1942 to France 10/1944 (Dragon)
PC558   Luders Marine, Stamford 10/1941 13/9/1942 11/1942 sunk 9/5/1944
PC559   Jeffersonville 10/1941 2/1/1942 5/1942 to France 10/1944 (Voltigeur)
PC560 2/1956- Oberlin Jeffersonville 11/1941 17/3/1942 6/1942 stricken 9/1957
PC561   Jeffersonville 1/1942 1/5/1942 7/1942 to Brazil 11/1943 (Grauna)
PC562   Jeffersonville 2/1942 4/6/1942 8/1942 to France 6/1944 (L`Attentif)
PC563, 8/1945- PC(C)563   Consolidated SB, New York 12/1941 17/3/1942 6/1942 sold 11/1946
PC564 2/1956- Chadron Consolidated SB, New York 1/1942 12/4/1942 7/1942 to South Korea 1/1964 (Sol Ak)
PC565 2/1956- Gilmer Brown, Houston 8/1941 27/2/1942 4/1942 to Venezuela 7/1960 (Alcatraz)
PC566 2/1956- Honesdale Brown, Houston 8/1941 21/3/1942 6/1942 stricken 7/1960, to Venezuela (Calamar)
PC567 2/1956- Riverhead Brown, Houston 9/1941 11/4/1942 6/1942 to USAF 4/1960
PC568 2/1956- Altus Brown, Houston 9/1941 25/4/1942 7/1942 to USAF 4/1960, to Philippines (Nueva Viscaya)
PC569 2/1956- Petoskey Albina, Portland 9/1941 22/1/1942 5/1942 stricken 7/1960
PC570   Albina, Portland 9/1941 5/1/1942 4/1942 to Thailand 6/1953 (Longlom)
PC571 2/1956- Anoka Albina, Portland 9/1941 12/2/1942 5/1942 stricken 11/1957
PC572 2/1956- Tooele Albina, Portland 9/1941 23/2/1942 6/1942 stricken 7/1960, to Venezuela
PC573   Dravo, Pittsburgh 10/1941 5/3/1942 6/1942 disposed 6/1948
PC574   Dravo, Wilmington 12/1941 30/3/1942 7/1942 sold 12/1946
PC575   Dravo, Wilmington 2/1942 5/5/1942 8/1942 to Thailand 3/1947 (Thayanchon)
PC576   Dravo, Wilmington 4/1942 13/6/1942 9/1942 sold 2/1947
PC577   Dravo, Wilmington 5/1942 25/7/1942 10/1942 sunk at tests 12/11/1948
PC578, 8/1945- PC(C)578   Albina, Portland 12/1941 29/4/1942 7/1942 sold 4/1948
PC579 2/1956- Wapakoneta Albina, Portland 1/1942 29/4/1942 8/1942 stricken 7/1960
PC580 2/1956- Malvern Albina, Portland 1/1942 29/4/1942 9/1942 to Indonesia 3/1960 (Hiu)
PC581 2/1956- Manville Albina, Portland 2/1942 8/7/1942 10/1942 to Indonesia 3/1960 (Torani)
PC582, 8/1945- PC(C)582, 10/1955- PC582 2/1956- Lenoir Albina, Portland 2/1942 15/7/1942 10/1942 to Venezuela 7/1960 (Albatross)
PC583   Defoe, Bay City 5/1942 12/6/1942 9/1942 disposed 7/1948
PC584   Defoe, Bay City 5/1942 18/6/1942 8/1942 wrecked 9/10/1945
PC585   Defoe, Bay City 5/1942 8/7/1942 9/1942

disposed 7/1948

PC586 2/1956- Patchogue Defoe, Bay City 5/1942 15/7/1942 10/1942 stricken 4/1959
PC587   Defoe, Bay City 6/1942 1/8/1942 9/1942 disposed 4/1948
PC588, 6/1945- PC(C)588 2/1956- Houghton Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 11/1941 3/5/1942 6/1942 stricken 4/1959
PC589, 6/1945- PC(C)589 2/1956- Metropolis Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 3/1942 7/6/1942 7/1942 stricken 4/1959
PC590   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 4/1942 4/7/1942 10/1942 wrecked 9/10/1945
PC591   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 5/1942 2/8/1942 10/1942 to France 10/1944 (Spahi)
PC592 2/1956- Towanda Dravo, Pittsburgh 3/1942 27/6/1942 11/1942 stricken 4/1959
PC593   Dravo, Pittsburgh 4/1942 22/8/1942 12/1942 to China 8/1948
PC594   Dravo, Pittsburgh 5/1942 7/9/1942 3/1943 disposed 12/1947
PC595   Dravo, Pittsburgh 5/1942 9/10/1942 4/1943 to China 6/1948
PC596   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 4/1942 8/8/1942 1/1943 BU 11/1946
PC597 2/1956- Kerrville Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 5/1942 7/9/1942 2/1943 stricken 9/1957
PC598, 8/1945- PC(C)598 w   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 5/1942 7/9/1942 3/1943 sold 11/1946
PC599   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 8/1942 26/9/1942 5/1943 disposed 4/1948
PC600   Consolidated SB, New York 2/1942 9/5/1942 8/1942 to South Korea 1/1952 (Myo Hang San)
PC601 2/1956- Arcata Consolidated SB, New York 3/1942 23/5/1942 9/1942 stricken 7/1960
PC602 2/1956- Alturas Consolidated SB, New York 4/1942 13/6/1942 9/1942 stricken 7/1960
PC603 2/1956- Solvay Consolidated SB, New York 5/1942 30/6/1942 10/1942 stricken 7/1960
PC604   Luders Marine, Stamford 2/1942 24/10/1942 3/1943 to Brazil 6/1943 (Guaiba)
PC605   Luders Marine, Stamford 3/1942 19/11/1942 5/1943 to Brazil 6/1943 (Gurupa)
PC606 2/1956- Andrews Luders Marine, Stamford 4/1942 8/1/1943 8/1943 stricken 9/1957
PC607   Luders Marine, Stamford 7/1942 11/2/1943 8/1943 to Brazil 10/1943 (Guajara)
PC608   Brown, Houston 1/1942 16/5/1942 8/1942 disposed 7/1948, to Mexico (GC31)
PC609   Brown, Houston 1/1942 30/5/1942 9/1942 to Thailand 5/1947 (Khamronsin)
PC610   Brown, Houston 2/1942 19/6/1942 9/1942 wrecked 7/6/1950
PC611   Brown, Houston 2/1942 19/6/1942 10/1942 disposed 7/1948
PC612   Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville 6/1942 7/9/1942 5/1943 disposed 3/1948
PC613   Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville 7/1942 27/10/1942 6/1943 stricken 5/1946, to Dominican Republic (27 de Febrero)
PC614   Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville 7/1942 23/12/1942 7/1943 to Mexico 1947 (GC32)
PC615   Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville 7/1942 17/2/1943 7/1943 stricken 7/1947
PC616   Geo Lawley, Neponset 2/1942 4/7/1942 8/1942 to Thailand 1952 (Tongpliu)
PC617 2/1956- Beeville Geo Lawley, Neponset 3/1942 18/7/1942 8/1942 stricken 9/1957
EPC618, 4/1947- EPC618 2/1956- Weatherford Geo Lawley, Neponset 4/1942 1/8/1942 9/1942 stricken 11/1965
PC619 2/1956- Dalhart Geo Lawley, Neponset 4/1942 15/8/1942 9/1942 to Venezuela 1960 (Gaviota)
PC620 2/1956- Bethany Nashville Bridge 2/1942 12/8/1942 1/1943 stricken 9/1957
PC621   Nashville Bridge 3/1942 22/5/1942 12/1942 to France 10/1944 (Fantassin)
PC622   Nashville Bridge 5/1942 7/7/1942 3/1943 to Greece 6/1944 (Vasilefs Georgios II)
PC623   Nashville Bridge 6/1942 24/9/1942 4/1943 sold 11/1946
PC624   Jeffersonville 3/1942 4/7/1942 8/1942 damaged 12/3/1944, repaired as water barge YW120
PC625   Jeffersonville 5/1942 22/7/1942 9/1942 to France 10/1944 (Grenadier)
PC626   Jeffersonville 6/1942 18/8/1942 10/1942 to France 11/1944 (Lansquenet)
PC627   Jeffersonville 6/1942 7/9/1942 11/1942 to France 10/1944 (Cavalier)
PC776 2/1956- Pikeville Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 8/1942 27/10/1942 3/1943 BU 9/1960
PC777 2/1956- Waynesburg Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 9/1942 12/11/1942 4/1943 TS 4/1946, stricken 4/1959
PC778 2/1956- Gallipolis Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 9/1942 26/11/1942 4/1943 stricken 4/1959
PC779 2/1956- Mechanicsburg Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 9/1942 7/12/1942 5/1943 stricken 4/1959
PC780 2/1956- Maynard Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 10/1942 10/12/1942 6/1943 BU 9/1959
PC781 2/1956- Metuchen Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 11/1942 24/12/1942 7/1943 TS 4/1946, stricken  11/1959
PC782 2/1956- Glenolden Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 11/1942 31/12/1942 7/1943 stricken 4/1959
PC783   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 12/1942 13/1/1943 8/1943 disposed 1948?
PC784   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 12/1942 18/1/1943 8/1943 disposed 3/1948
PC785 2/1956- Frostburg Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 12/1942 23/1/1943 10/1943 stricken 1959?
PC786   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 12/1942 6/2/1943 10/1943 to Taiwan 5/1954 (Hsiang Kiang)
PC787   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 1/1943 12/2/1943 11/1943 to Indonesia 3/1960 (Alu Alu)
PC788   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 1/1943 5/3/1943 2/1944 disposed 1948?
PC789   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 1/1943 13/3/1943 3/1944 disposed 1948?
PC790   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 2/1943 22/3/1943 3/1944 to Cuba 1956 (Baire)
PC791   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 3/1943 17/4/1943 3/1944 disposed 1948?
PC792   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 3/1943 24/4/1943 4/1944 disposed 1948?
PC793   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 4/1943 22/5/1943 5/1944 disposed 1948?
PC794   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 4/1943 29/5/1943 5/1944 to Mexico 1947 (GC34)
PC795   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 5/1943 24/7/1943 6/1944 disposed 1948?
PC796   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 5/1943 3/7/1943 6/1944 to France 1949 (Pnom Penh)
PC797   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 7/1943 21/8/1943 7/1944 to France 1950 (Hue)
PC798   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 7/1943 14/8/1943 7/1944 to France 1949 (Luang Prabang)
PC799   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 7/1943 14/8/1943 8/1944 to South Korea 6/1950 (Kum Kang San)
PC800   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 7/1943 28/8/1943 9/1944 disposed 1948?
PC801   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 8/1943 18/9/1943 12/1944 disposed 1948?
PCC802, 8/1945- PC(C)802   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 8/1943 25/9/1943 1/1945 to South Korea 1950 (Sam Kak San)
PCC803, 8/1945- PC(C)803   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 8/1943 2/10/1943 1/1945 disposed 1948?
PC804, 4/1945- PC(C)804   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 8/1943 16/10/1943 2/1945 disposed 7/1948
PC807   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 10/1943 6/11/1943 2/1945 disposed 1948?
PC808 2/1956- Ripley Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 10/1943 29/11/1943 3/1945 stricken 4/1959
PC809   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 10/1943 4/12/1943 3/1945 to Portugal 1948 (Sal)
PC810   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 10/1943 11/12/1943 4/1945 stricken 5/1946, to South Korea (Chiri San)
PC811   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 11/1943 18/12/1943 4/1945 to Portugal 1948 (Madeira)
PC812   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 11/1943 11/2/1944 5/1945 to Portugal 1948 (Flores)
PC813   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 12/1943 27/3/1944 5/1945 to Mexico 1947 (GC33)
PC814   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 2/1944 13/5/1944 6/1945 wrecked 10/10/1945
PC815   Albina, Portland 10/1942 5/12/1942 4/1943 collision 11/9/1945
PC816   Albina, Portland 12/1942 8/1/1943 6/1943 disposed 1948?
PC817 2/1956- Welch Albina, Portland 1/1943 4/3/1943 7/1943 TS 7/1946, stricken 4/1959
PC818   Albina, Portland 3/1943 30/3/1943 8/1943 disposed 1948?
PC819   Albina, Portland 3/1943 19/5/1943 8/1943 to Mexico 1952 (GC37)
PC820   Albina, Portland 5/1943 2/8/1943 9/1943 to Mexico 1952 (GC30)
PC821   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 9/1943 23/10/1943 6/1944 sold 6/1948
PC822 2/1956- Asheboro Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 10/1943 27/12/1943 6/1944 TS 7/1946, stricken 4/1959
PC823   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 11/1943 15/1/1944 7/1944 merchant TS 5/1948, to South Korea (Pak Tu San)
PC824   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 3/1944 10/5/1944 8/1944 to Mexico 1948 (GC35)
PC825   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 3/1944 28/5/1944 9/1944 disposed 1948?
PC1077 2/1956- Edenton Albina, Portland 2/1942 29/7/1942 12/1942 stricken 1959?
PC1078   Albina, Portland 4/1942 8/8/1942 2/1943 to Taiwan 5/1954 (Chih Kiang)
PC1079 2/1956- Ludington Albina, Portland 4/1942 25/8/1942 3/1943 stricken 7/1960
PC1080   Albina, Portland 4/1942 27/8/1942 3/1943 disposed 1948?
PC1081 2/1956- Cadiz Albina, Portland 7/1942 29/8/1942 4/1943 stricken 1959?
PC1082   Albina, Portland 8/1942 10/10/1942 5/1943 sold 11/1946
PC1083   Geo Lawley, Neponset 8/1942 7/9/1942 8/1943 sold 1946?
PC1084   Geo Lawley, Neponset 9/1942 31/10/1942 8/1943 sold 1946?
PC1085   Geo Lawley, Neponset 1/1943 27/3/1943 10/1943 sold 1946?
PC1086   Geo Lawley, Neponset 2/1943 24/4/1943 1/1944 to France 3/1951 (Cambodia)
PC1087 2/1956- Placerville Geo Lawley, Neponset 4/1943 21/8/1943 5/1944 to Taiwan 7/1957 (Tung Kiang)
PC1092   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1093   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1094   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1095   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1096   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1097   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1098   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1099   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1100   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1101   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1102   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1103   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1104   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1105   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1106   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1107   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1108   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1109   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1110   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1111   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1112   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1113   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1114   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1115   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1116   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1117   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1118   Geo Lawley, Neponset --- --- --- cancelled
PC1119 2/1956- Greencastle Defoe, Bay City 6/1942 11/8/1942 12/1942 BU 7/1958
PC1120 2/1956- Carlinville Defoe, Bay City 6/1942 24/8/1942 1/1943 stricken 4/1959
PC1121   Defoe, Bay City 6/1942 27/8/1942 12/1942 to Philippines 1947 (Camarines Sur)
PC1122   Defoe, Bay City 7/1942 7/9/1942 1/1943 disposed 1948?
PC1123   Defoe, Bay City 7/1942 7/9/1942 2/1943 disposed 1948?
PC1124   Defoe, Bay City 1942 1942 5/1943 damaged 24/11/1944, repaired as miscellaneous auxiliary IX206 Chocura
PC1125 2/1956- Cordele Defoe, Bay City 8/1942 15/10/1942 5/1943 stricken 1959?
PC1126, 8/1945- PC(C)1126   Defoe, Bay City 8/1942 31/10/1942 5/1943 wrecked 9/10/1945, repair incomplete
PC1127   Defoe, Bay City 9/1942 2/11/1942 5/1943 disposed 1948?
PC1128   Defoe, Bay City 9/1942 19/11/1942 5/1943 wrecked 9/10/1945
PC1129   Defoe, Bay City 9/1942 11/1942 6/1943 sunk 31/1/1945
PC1130   Defoe, Bay City 10/1942 10/12/1942 6/1943 to France 1951 (L`Intrepide)
PC1131   Defoe, Bay City 10/1942 17/12/1942 7/1943 to Philippines 1947 (Bohol)
PC1132   Defoe, Bay City 11/1942 29/12/1942 8/1943 disposed 1948?
PC1133   Defoe, Bay City 11/1942 9/1/1943 8/1943 to Philippines 1948 (Zamboanga del Sur)
PC1134   Defoe, Bay City 12/1942 18/1/1943 9/1943 to Philippines 7/1948 (Batangas)
PC1135 2/1956- Canastota Defoe, Bay City 12/1942 3/2/1943 10/1943 stricken 1959?
PC1136, 10/1945- PC(C)1136, 10/1955- PC1136 2/1956- Galena Defoe, Bay City 12/1942 5/3/1943 11/1943 sold 3/1960
PC1137, 8/1945- PC(C)1137 2/1956- Worthington Defoe, Bay City 12/1942 29/3/1943 10/1943 stricken 3/1959
PC1138 2/1956- Lapeer Defoe, Bay City 1/1943 19/4/1943 9/1943 stricken 4/1959
PC1139   Defoe, Bay City 1/1943 10/5/1943 11/1943 disposed 1948?
PC1140 2/1956- Glenwood Defoe, Bay City 2/1943 14/6/1943 1/1944 stricken 7/1960
PC1141 2/1956- Pierre Defoe, Bay City 3/1943 22/6/1943 12/1943 to Indonesia 10/1958 (Tjakalang)
PC1142 2/1956- Hanford Defoe, Bay City 3/1943 20/8/1943 6/1944 to Taiwan 7/1957 (Pei Kiang)
PC1143   Defoe, Bay City 4/1943 22/9/1943 5/1944 to France 3/1951 (Trident)
PC1144   Defoe, Bay City 5/1943 4/10/1943 5/1944 to France 1951 (Mousquet)
PC1145 2/1956- Winnemucca Defoe, Bay City 6/1943 27/10/1943 6/1944 stricken 6/1960, to South Korea (O Tae San)
PC1146   Defoe, Bay City 9/1943 15/11/1943 7/1944 to France 1951 (Glaive)
PC1147   Defoe, Bay City 10/1943 2/12/1943 8/1944 disposed 1948?
PC1149 2/1956- Susanville Defoe, Bay City 11/1943 11/1/1944 6/1944 to Taiwan 7/1957 (Hsi Kiang)
PC1167   Sullivan, Brooklyn 4/1943 3/7/1943 12/1943 to France 1951 (L`Ardent)
PC1168   Sullivan, Brooklyn 4/1943 3/7/1943 12/1943 to Taiwan 5/1954 (Ching Kiang)
PC1169, 1944- PC(C)1169 2/1956- Escondido Sullivan, Brooklyn 7/1943 16/10/1943 1/1944 to Taiwan 1957 (Lin Kiang)
PC1170 2/1956- Kelso Sullivan, Brooklyn 7/1943 16/10/1943 2/1944 stricken 7/1960
PC1171   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 3/1943 15/5/1943 9/1943 to France 1951 (L`Inconstant)
PC1172 2/1956- Olney Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 3/1943 5/6/1943 10/1943 stricken 7/1960
PC1173 2/1956- Andalusia Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 4/1943 27/6/1943 11/1943 stricken 7/1960
PC1174 2/1956- Fredonia Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 5/1943 22/7/1943 11/1943 stricken 1957
PC1175 2/1956- Vandalia Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 6/1943 7/8/1943 12/1943 to Taiwan 7/1957 (Hang Kiang)
PC1176 2/1956- Minden Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 6/1943 28/8/1943 11/1943 stricken 7/1960, to Venezuela (Pulpo)
PC1177, 8/1945- PC(C)1177 2/1956- Guymon Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 7/1943 18/9/1943 12/1943 stricken 7/1960
PC1178, 8/1945- PC(C)1178 2/1956- Kewaunee Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 8/1943 2/10/1943 1/1944 stricken 11/1959
PC1179 2/1956- Morris Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 9/1943 6/11/1943 1/1944 stricken 7/1960
PC1180 2/1956- Woodstock Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 10/1943 27/11/1943 2/1944 stricken 7/1960
PC1181 2/1956- Wildwood Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville 10/1942 15/4/1943 9/1943 stricken 4/1959
PC1182   Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville 10/1942 14/6/1943 10/1943 to Taiwan 7/1954 (Yuan Kiang)
PC1183   Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville 10/1942 7/7/1943 12/1943 disposed 1948?, to Indonesia 3/1960 (Tenggiri)
PC1184   Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville 1/1943 4/8/1943 1/1944 disposed 1948?
PC1185   Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville 3/1943 27/8/1943 4/1944 to Thailand 1952 (Phali)
PC1186 2/1956- Ipswich Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville 4/1943 27/9/1943 6/1944 stricken 4/1959
PC1187   Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville 6/1943 26/11/1943 7/1944 disposed 1948?
PC1188   Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville 7/1943 31/1/1944 9/1944 to Israel 1948 (Nogah)
PC1190   Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville 9/1943 29/6/1944 2/1945 disposed 1948?
PC1191 2/1956- Bel Air Consolidated SB, New York 5/1942 25/7/1942 11/1942 stricken 3/1959
PC1192   Consolidated SB, New York 6/1942 8/8/1942 11/1942 disposed 1948?
PC1193 2/1956- Ridgway Consolidated SB, New York 6/1942 29/8/1942 1/1943 BU 9/1959
PC1194   Consolidated SB, New York 7/1942 19/9/1942 2/1943 sold 1946?
PC1195   Consolidated SB, New York 8/1942 3/10/1942 3/1943 sold 1946?
PC1196 2/1956- Mayfield Consolidated SB, New York 8/1942 24/10/1942 4/1943 stricken 4/1959
PC1197   Consolidated SB, New York 9/1942 14/11/1942 4/1943 sold 1946?
PC1198 2/1956- Westerly Consolidated SB, New York 10/1942 12/12/1942 5/1943 stricken 4/1959
PC1199   Consolidated SB, New York 10/1942 2/1/1943 5/1943 sold 1946?
PC1200   Consolidated SB, New York 11/1942 23/1/1943 5/1943 disposed 1946?
PC1201 2/1956- Kittery Consolidated SB, New York 12/1942 14/2/1943 6/1943 TS 7/1946, BU 10/1959
PC1202   Consolidated SB, New York 1/1943 27/2/1943 6/1943 to Dominican Republic 1947 (Capitan Wenceslao Arvelo)
PC1203   Consolidated SB, New York 1/1943 14/3/1943 7/1943 sold 1946?
PC1204   Consolidated SB, New York 2/1943 14/4/1943 8/1943 sold 1946?
PC1205   Consolidated SB, New York 3/1943 29/4/1943 8/1943 disposed 1948?
PC1206   Consolidated SB, New York 6/1943 21/7/1943 10/1943 disposed 1948?
PC1207   Consolidated SB, New York 6/1943 18/8/1943 11/1943 sold 12/1945
PC1208   Consolidated SB, New York 7/1943 15/9/1943 11/1943 to Taiwan 7/1954 (Li Kiang)
PC1209 2/1956- Medina Consolidated SB, New York 8/1943 7/10/1943 5/1944

BU 10/1959

PC1210   Consolidated SB, New York 9/1943 30/10/1943 5/1944 to Mexico 1952 (GC38)
PC1211   Luders Marine, Stamford 8/1942 12/3/1943 8/1943 to Spain 10/1956 (Blue Arrow)
PC1212 2/1956- Laurinburg Luders Marine, Stamford 9/1942 23/4/1943 9/1943 TS 10/1946, stricken 4/1959
PC1213 2/1956- Louden Luders Marine, Stamford 11/1942 22/5/1943 10/1943 TS 7/1946, stricken 4/1959
PC1214   Luders Marine, Stamford 2/1943 28/6/1943 10/1943 disposed 1948?
PC1215   Luders Marine, Stamford 3/1943 29/7/1943 11/1943 disposed 6/1948
PC1216 2/1956- Elkins Luders Marine, Stamford 4/1943 29/8/1943 12/1943 stricken 1959?
PC1217   Luders Marine, Stamford 5/1943 26/9/1943 4/1944 disposed 3/1948
PC1218   Luders Marine, Stamford 7/1943 24/10/1943 5/1944 to Thailand 6/1948 (Sukrip)
PC1219   Luders Marine, Stamford 8/1943 21/11/1943 7/1944 sold 1946?
PC1220   Luders Marine, Stamford 9/1943 22/12/1943 7/1944 disposed 1948?
PC1221   Penn-Jersey, Camden 5/1942 29/8/1943 4/1944 disposed 7/1948
PC1222   Penn-Jersey, Camden 10/1942 25/9/1943 7/1944 sold 6/1947
PC1223   Penn-Jersey, Camden 9/1943 9/1/1944 11/1944 sold 11/1946
PC1224   Penn-Jersey, Camden 8/1943 9/7/1944 1/1945 to Mexico 1948 (GC36)
PC1225 2/1956- Waverly Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 6/1942 7/9/1942 1/1943 stricken 9/1957
PC1226   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 7/1942 7/9/1942 1/1943 to France 11/1944 (Legionnaire)
PC1227   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 1942 17/10/1942 1943 to France 11/1944 (Lancier)
PC1228 2/1956- Munising Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 9/1942 18/11/1942 5/1943 stricken 9/1957
PC1229 2/1956- Wauseon Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 9/1942 19/12/1942 6/1943 stricken 9/1957
PC1230 2/1956- Grinnell Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 12/1942 10/3/1943 7/1943 sold 1960s
PC1231 2/1956- Tipton Sullivan, Brooklyn 9/1942 12/12/1942 7/1943 stricken 1959?
PC1232   Sullivan, Brooklyn 9/1942 12/12/1942 8/1943 to Taiwan 6/1954 (Chang Kiang)
PC1233   Sullivan, Brooklyn 9/1942 11/1/1943 9/1943 to Taiwan 7/1954 (Kung Kiang)
PC1234   Sullivan, Brooklyn 1942 1943 6/1943 to Uruguay 5/1944 (Maldonado)
PC1235   Sullivan, Brooklyn 1942 1943 7/1943 to France 10/1945 (Hussard)
PC1236   Sullivan, Brooklyn 1/1943 24/4/1943 8/1943 to Brazil 11/1943 (Grajau)
PC1237 2/1956- Abingdon Consolidated SB, New York 2/1943 3/4/1943 7/1943 stricken 4/1959
PC1238   Consolidated SB, New York 4/1943 15/5/1943 9/1943 wrecked 9/10/1945, not repaired
PC1239   Consolidated SB, New York 4/1943 9/6/1943 9/1943 sold 1946?
PC1240 2/1956- Culpeper Consolidated SB, New York 5/1943 26/6/1943 10/1943 stricken 4/1959
PC1241   Nashville Bridge 9/1942 24/12/1942 5/1943 to Philippines 10/1948 (Nueva Ecija)
PC1242 2/1956- Port Clinton Nashville Bridge 9/1942 25/1/1943 7/1943 stricken 12/1959
PC1243   Nashville Bridge 12/1942 15/3/1943 9/1943 stricken 4/1946
PC1244, 8/1945- PC(C)1244 2/1956- Martinez Nashville Bridge 1/1943 8/5/1943 10/1943 stricken 7/1960
PC1245   Nashville Bridge 3/1943 29/5/1943 10/1943 disposed 1948?
PC1246 2/1956- Canadaigua Nashville Bridge 5/1943 3/7/1943 11/1943 stricken 2/1957
PC1247   Nashville Bridge 5/1943 7/8/1943 12/1943 to China 6/1948 (Chia Ling)
PC1248   Nashville Bridge 6/1943 18/8/1943 --- // 1/1944 to France 1/1944 (Sabre)
PC1249   Nashville Bridge 8/1943 6/11/1943 --- // 2/1944 to France 2/1944 (Pique)
PC1250   Nashville Bridge 8/1943 18/12/1943 --- // 3/1944 to France 3/1944 (Cimeterre)
PC1251, 8/1945- PC(C)1251 2/1956- Ukiah Brown, Houston 6/1942 12/9/1942 2/1943 stricken 7/1960
PC1252 2/1956- Tarrytown Brown, Houston 6/1942 30/9/1942 3/1943 stricken 7/1960
PC1253   Brown, Houston 6/1942 14/10/1942 4/1943 to Thailand 1952 (Liulom)
PC1254   Brown, Houston 6/1942 31/10/1942 4/1943 to Taiwan 5/1954 (Po Kyang)
PC1255, 12/1944- PGM18   Luders Marine, Stamford 9/1943 23/1/1944 9/1944 gunboat 12/1944, sunk 7/4/1945
PC1256   Luders Marine, Stamford 10/1943 21/5/1944 10/1944 to Portugal 1948 (Sao Tome)
PC1257   Luders Marine, Stamford 11/1943 23/7/1944 12/1944 to Portugal 1948 (Santiago)
PC1258   Luders Marine, Stamford 12/1943 23/9/1944 1/1945 disposed 6/1948
PC1259   Luders Marine, Stamford 1/1944 7/10/1944 3/1945 to Portugal 1948 (Sao Vicente)
PC1260 2/1956- Durango Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 10/1942 16/1/1943 4/1943 stricken 1959?
PC1261   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 1943 1943 4/1943 sunk 6/6/1944
PC1262   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 1/1943 27/3/1943 6/1943 to Taiwan 6/1954 (Chung Kiang)
PC1263 2/1956- Milledgeville Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 3/1943 19/4/1943 7/1943 to Taiwan 7/1959 (To Kiang)
PC1264   Consolidated SB, New York 10/1943 28/11/1943 4/1944 disposed 3/1948
PC1265   Consolidated SB, New York 10/1943 19/12/1943 5/1944 disposed 12/1946
PC1546 2/1956- Grosse Pointe Consolidated SB, New York 11/1943 30/1/1944 6/1944 to South Korea 11/1960 (Kum Chang Sun)
PC1547 2/1956- Corinth Consolidated SB, New York 12/1943 8/2/1944 7/1944 stricken 1959?
PC1548, 7/1944- PGM9   Consolidated SB, New York 12/1943 13/2/1944 7/1944 gunboat 7/1944, wrecked 9/10/1945
PC1549   Consolidated SB, New York 1/1944 12/3/1944 7/1944 to China 5/1946 (Chien Fang)
PC1560   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 11/1943 3/2/1944 --- // 4/1944 to France 4/1944 (Coutelas)
PC1561   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 1943 1944 --- // 6/1944 to France 6/1944 (Dague)
PC1562   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 1/1944 4/3/1944 --- // 6/1944 to France 6/1944 (Javelot)
PC1563   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 2/1944 24/3/1944 6/1944 to Philippines 5/1945 (Negros Oriental)
PC1564   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 2/1944 19/4/1944 8/1944 to Philippines 7/1947 (Capiz)
PC1569 2/1956- Anacortes Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 9/1944 9/12/1944 3/1945 stricken 6/1960, to South Vietnam (Van Don)
PC1570   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay --- --- --- cancelled
PC1571   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay --- --- --- cancelled
PC1572   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay --- --- --- cancelled
PC1573   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay --- --- --- cancelled
PC1574   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay --- --- --- cancelled
PC1575   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay --- --- -- cancelled
PC1576   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay --- --- --- cancelled
PC1577   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay --- --- --- cancelled
PC1578   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay --- --- --- cancelled
PC1579   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay --- --- --- cancelled
PC1580   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay --- --- --- cancelled
PC1581   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay --- --- --- cancelled
PC1582   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay --- --- --- cancelled
PC1583   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay --- --- --- cancelled
PC1584   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay --- --- --- cancelled
PC1585   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay --- --- --- cancelled

PGM

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
PGM10 (ex-PC805)   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 9/1943 27/10/1943 11/1944 to Philippines 1950
PGM11 (ex-PC806)   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland 9/1943 30/10/1943 12/1944 disposed 1948?
PGM12 (ex-PC1088)   Geo Lawley, Neponset 8/1943 18/1/1945 4/1945 to China 8/1948 (Tung Ping)
PGM13 (ex-PC1089)   Geo Lawley, Neponset 1/1945 12/4/1945 6/1945 to China 6/1948 (Tung Ting)
PGM14 (ex-PC1090)   Geo Lawley, Neponset 4/1945 15/6/1945 8/1945 to China 6/1948
PGM15 (ex-PC1091)   Geo Lawley, Neponset 6/1945 31/7/1945 10/1945 to China 6/1948 (Kan Tang)
PGM16 (ex-PC1148)   Defoe, Bay City 10/1943 19/12/1943 10/1944 to Greece 8/1947 (Antipliarchos Laskos)
PGM17 (ex-PC1189)   Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville 8/1943 14/4/1944 11/1944 wrecked 4/5/1945, never repaired
PGM19 (ex-PC1550)   Consolidated SB, New York 2/1944 11/4/1944 12/1944 disposed 6/1949
PGM20 (ex-PC1551)   Consolidated SB, New York 3/1944 7/5/1944 12/1944 to China 6/1948 (Pao Ying)
PGM21 (ex-PC1552)   Consolidated SB, New York 4/1944 25/5/1944 11/1944 to Greece 8/1947 (Antipliarchos Pezopoulos)
PGM22 (ex-PC1553)   Consolidated SB, New York 5/1944 25/6/1944 12/1944 to Greece 8/1947 (Plotarchos Meletopoulos)
PGM23 (ex-PC1554)   Consolidated SB, New York 5/1944 16/7/1944 12/1944 disposed 1948?
PGM24 (ex-PC1555)   Consolidated SB, New York 7/1944 13/8/1944 1/1945 disposed 1948?
PGM25 (ex-PC1556)   Consolidated SB, New York 7/1944 16/9/1944 2/1945 to Greece 8/1947 (Plotarchos Arsanoglou)
PGM26 (ex-PC1557)   Consolidated SB, New York 8/1944 25/9/1944 2/1945 to China 6/1948 (Hung Tse)
PGM27 (ex-PC1558)   Consolidated SB, New York 6/1944 28/10/1944 3/1945 wrecked 9/10/1945
PGM28 (ex-PC1559)   Consolidated SB, New York 6/1944 19/11/1944 4/1945 to Greece 8/1947 (Plotarchos Blessas)
PGM29 (ex-PC1565)   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 5/1944 16/7/1944 11/1944 to Greece 8/1947 (Plotarchos Chadzikonstandis)
PGM30 (ex-PC1566)   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 5/1944 12/8/1944 12/1944 disposed 4/1947
PGM31 (ex-PC1567)   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 7/1944 23/9/1944 1/1945 to Taiwan 3/1954 (Chu Kiang)
PGM32 (ex-PC1568)   Leatham D. Smith SB, Sturgeon Bay 8/1944 14/10/1944 2/1945 sold 10/1947

PC451

Displacement standard, t

270

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

51.7 wl 52.9 oa

Breadth, m

6.30

Draught, m

2.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 diesels

Power, h. p.

2880

Max speed, kts

18.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 49
Endurance, nm (kts) 3000(12) - 4800 (12)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20

Sensors

sonar

Complement 65

PC452

Displacement standard, t

280

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

51.8 wl 52.9 oa

Breadth, m

6.90

Draught, m

2.40

No of shafts

2

Machinery

geared steam turbines, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

 

Max speed, kts

22.5

Fuel, t

oil 50
Endurance, nm (kts) 4800 (12)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20

Sensors

sonar

Complement 65

all but PC451, 452

Displacement standard, t

280 - 414

Displacement full, t

330 - 463

Length, m

51.8 wl 52.9 oa

Breadth, m

7.06

Draught, m

2.36 - 3.30 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 diesels

Power, h. p.

2880

Max speed, kts

19 - 21

Fuel, t

diesel oil 49
Endurance, nm (kts) 3000 (12) - 4800 (12)

Armament

PC commissioned 1941 - early 1943: 2 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20, 3 1 - 12.7/90, 2 DCT, 2 DCR

PC commissioned from 1943: 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20/21, 1 x 1 - 40/56 Mk 1/2, (3 - 4) x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 2 x 4 - 178 Mousetrap Mk 20 DCT, 2 DCT, 2 DCR

PGM: (1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20/21, 1 x 2 - 40/56 Mk 1/2) or 2 x 2 - 40/56 Mk 1/2, 6 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 1 x 2 - 60/12 M19 mortar, 2 1 - 12.7/90

PC(C): 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20/21, 2 x 4 - 178 Mousetrap Mk 20 DCT, 2 DCT, 2 DCR

Sensors

ships commissioned before late 1942: sonar

ships commissioned from late 1942: SF or SO or SCR-517A radar, sonar

ships commissioned from early 1944: SF or SO or SU radar, sonar

Complement 59 - 65

Ship project history: In 1938 requirements have been prepared for the small patrol ship (PC, patrol craft) which should come instead of morally and physically out-of-date ships of Eagle class. Basic purpose of this ship would be escort of coastal convoys and anti-submarine service in base area. The task provided speed not less than 22kts and an endurance of 3000(12)nm. Under the FY1938 program two "prototypes" were built: 173-ft flush-decked turbine-engined 452 and 165-ft diesel-engined 451 with forecastle. During trials in 1940 452 has shown the better seaworthiness and higher speed, however low reliability of her experimental machinery have not allowed to mass-building this in remaining the successful ship. At the same time the diesel-powered variant, 451, also did not suit a series: unsatisfactory seagoing capacities make use of armament very difficult. It was not represented possible to correct this lack by increasing of dimensions because of imminent decreasing of speed. The matter is that in the USA then was not available diesels appropriate for installation on small ships with more than 1500hp power. In addition to complexities with machinery choice the mite in the list of problems with designing was brought by President Roosevelt, demanded to establish the second 76mm gun.

The way out has been found after study of variant of installation of diesels into the hull of 173-ft "prototype". Thus, the truth, was necessary to refuse from 22kts. Contract speed was lowered on 2kts, and on trials lead 461 reached 21.16kts, the truth, at the displacement close to standard. Increasing, in comparison with "prototype", on 0.2m of a hull breadth has allowed to place heavier armament. The project was ready in the early 1941, and in March, 1942 Navy received first serial ships.

Ships of early series were commissioned with design armament, later aft 76mm gun was changed by 40mm Bofors, and 12.7mm MGs by 20mm Oerlikons. From plans to fit Hedgehog it was necessary to refuse, as it was possible only at dismantle of fwd gun. As temporary alternative a variant with two Mousetraps was accepted: it was possible to do without removing of 76mm gun. Subsequently this scheme has been approved as ultimate.

In November, 1940, even before the termination of works under the project of PC, the decision on building of minesweepers in 173-ft hulls was accepted. In total 18 minesweepers of Adroit class were completed. At the expense of installation of less powerful diesels and decrease of speed to 16kts it was possible to get a place for diesel-generator for magnetic sweep. As minesweepers these ships have appeared unsuccessful and in June, 1944 they were re-classified as patrols.

In 1944 24 incomplete ships at expense of dismantle of ASW equipment received strengthened gun armament, having reoriented from ASW role on fight against Japanese small craft. Though armament structure became unique difference of these ships from standard PC, they were outlined into separate subclass of motor gunboats with assignment of new indexes (PGM9-32).

Modernizations: 1943 - 1944, almost all survived early PC: - 1 x 1 - 76/50, 3 x 1 - 12.7/90; + 1 x 1 - 40/56 Mk 1/2, (3 - 4) x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 2 x 4 - 178 Mousetrap DCT

mid-1944 - mid-1945, 35 PC were converted to PC(C): - 1 x 1 - 40/56, (3 - 4) x 1 - 20/70; additional communication and HQ accommodations were mounted.

7 - 9/1944, PC1255, PC1548: were converted to PGM: - 1 x 1 - 40/56, 2 x 4 - 178 Mousetrap DCT, 2 DCT, 2 DCR; + 1 x 2 - 40/56 Mk 1/2, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 1 x 2 - 60/12 M19 mortar, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90

1/1946, PC: 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22, 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, (3 - 4) x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 2 x 4 - 178 Mousetrap Mk 20 ASWRL, 2 DCT, 2 DCR

1/1946, PC(C): 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22, 2 x 4 - 178 Mousetrap Mk 20 ASWRL, 2 DCT, 2 DCR

1/1946, PGM: (1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1) or 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 6 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 1 x 2 - 60/12 M19 mortar, 2 1 - 12.7/90

Naval service: In days of war 7 ships were lost. PC496 and PGM18 were mined, PC558 was sunk by German submarine U230, PC1129 by Japanese ships and PC1603 by kamikaze.

PC472 1942

PGM11 1945

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