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Photo.  By William H. Davis USNHC


Displacement 850 t.

Length 184' 6".

Beam 33' 1".

Draft 9' 5".

Speed 15.7 kts.

Complement 99.

Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose mount, three twin 40mm mounts, five 20mm mounts, two depth charge tracks, four depth charge projectors, one depth charge projector (hedgehog)

Propulsion 1,800bhp General Motors 12-567A diesel engines, Falk single reduction gear, two shafts.

On 20 March 1944, PCE-843 completed shakedown out of Miami, Fla. The next day she departed Miami for Trinidad, B.W.I., and convoy duty with the 4th Fleet. She escorted shipping between Trinidad and Recife, Brazil until early December. On 11 December 1944, she arrived in Key West, Fla., for an overhaul to prepare for duty in the Pacific.


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