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INFORMATION ON WWII PCEs

PCE Info

 

180-FOOT, PATROL CRAFT ESCORT (PCE)

Length 180 feet
Beam 33 feet
Displacement 640 TONS
Engines Two 900-bhp geared diesel engines
Speed 15 knots
Endurance 4,000 nautical Miles @ 15 knots
Complement 10 officers, 100 enlisted
Armament: Main Battery One 3-inch/50 Dual Purpose
Secondary Three twin 40 mm & 5 single 20 mm
Depth Charges Ten 300-pound; 4 K-guns

WORLD WAR II PCE PROGRAM

Ordered Cancelled Delivered
134 66 68

LEND-LEASE PROGRAM

China 2
Great Britain 15

Cost each - $1,960,000

US NAVY CONVERSIONS (44)

  • PCE (R) 13
    Added a pharmacy, surgical operating room, quiet room, a 50-bunk ward, one medical officer and 12 hospital corpsmen.

    PCEC 9
    Added radio/communications equipment and additional radio and signalmen.

    PCE (Weather) 17
    Added an Aerologic office, balloon inflation room and weather balloon launching platform.

    Non-combatant 5
    3 YDG (Deperming Vessel); 1 ACM (Drill Minelayer and Mine Recovery) and 1 AG (Logistic Support)


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