Allied Warships

USS PCE(R)-853 (PCE(R)-853)

Patrol craft of the Patrol Craft Escort class

NavyThe US Navy
TypePatrol craft
ClassPatrol Craft Escort 
ModPatrol Craft Rescue 
Built byPullman Standard Car Co. (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 May 1942 
Laid down16 Nov 1943 
Launched18 Mar 1944 
Commissioned15 Jun 1944 
End service6 Feb 1970 

Decommissioned in November 1945
Recommissioned on 28 November 1950
Decommissioned on 6 February 1970
Stricken on 3 June 1970 and transferred to South Vietnam, being renamed Van Kiep II
Escaped to the Philippines after fall of South Vietnam and renamed Datu Marikudo
Still in service in 2003


Commands listed for USS PCE(R)-853 (PCE(R)-853)

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1Lt. William Wilmot Boynton, USNR15 Jun 194422 Jun 1945
2Lt. D. Solomon, USNR22 Jun 1945Nov 1945

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