Allied Warships

USS PCE-869 (PCE-869)

Patrol craft of the Patrol Craft Escort class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
ClassPatrol Craft Escort 
Built byAlbina Engine & Machine Works (Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 May 1942 
Laid down2 Sep 1942 
Launched6 Feb 1943 
Commissioned19 Sep 1943 
End service 

Transferred to Nationalist China in February 1946 being renamed Yung Hsiang


Commands listed for USS PCE-869 (PCE-869)

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1Lt. Edward Lapsley Patton, Jr., USNR19 Sep 1943Jan 1944
2Louis R. Page, Jr., USNRJan 1944late 1944
3Matthew R. McCann, USNRlate 1944mid 1945
4William G. Brown, USNRmid 1945

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Notable events involving PCE-869 include:

5 Dec 1943
USS PCE-869 (Lt. E.L. Patton, USNR) accidentally rammed USS SC-1306 off Cape Hatteras. The submarine chaser was badly damaged, but safely arrived at Norfolk after being towed by the patrol craft for 40 hours.

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