Coastal Patrol Ships Built Since WWII (PCE, PCH, PGH, PHM, PC)

Most recent update: April 29, 2015.


After WWII, most of the Navy's huge fleet of coastal patrol ships (formerly known as sub chasers) was transferred to other navies and coast guards: within only a few years, however, it became apparent that more were needed and a new program was funded, producing 44 corvette-sized anti-submarine warfare ships, 30 of which were built in foreign shipyards.  In the 1960s, the surface-effect ship was developed and the Navy started investigating the application of this technology to patrol ships, building several prototypes and then a class of six PHMs: these were not a great success, however, and the follow-on program reverted to a proven monohull design from the U.K., of which 14 were built.

Type  Name  Shipbuilder  Location LDT LOA Delivery Disposition
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Ships
PCE 1604 Fret (F 818) General Ship East Boston MA 400 175 4-May-54 To the Netherlands, scrapped 1988
PCE 1605 Hermelijn (F 819) General Ship East Boston MA 400 175 5-Aug-54 To the Netherlands, scrapped 1987
PCE 1606 Vos (F 820) General Ship East Boston MA 400 175 2-Dec-54 To the Netherlands, scrapped 1988
PCE 1607 Wolf (F 817) Avondale New Orleans LA 400 175 26-Mar-54 To the Netherlands, scrapped 1985
PCE 1608 Panter (F 821) Avondale New Orleans LA 400 175 11-Jun-54 To the Netherlands, scrapped 1987
PCE 1609 Jaguar (F 822) Avondale New Orleans LA 400 175 11-Jun-54 To the Netherlands, scrapped 1988
PCE 1610 Le Fougueux (P 641) Dubigeon France 400 175 21-Jul-55 To France, sold for scrap 1978 but now a museum ship in Dordrecht, near Rotterdam
PCE 1611 L'Opiniatre (P 642) Mediterranee France 400 175 3-Nov-55 To France, scrapped 1978
PCE 1612 L'Agile (P 643) Provence France 400 175 10-Sep-55 To France, scrapped 1978
PCE 1613 Maio (P 587) Dubigeon France 400 175 27-Sep-54 To Portugal, struck
PCE 1614 Porto Santo (P 588) Normandie France 400 175 9-Feb-55 To Portugal, struck
PCE 1615 Udarnik (PBR 51) Mediterranee France 400 175 Jan-56 To Yugoslavia, struck 1988
PCE 1616 UW 11 Brest France 400 175 23-Aug-55 To Germany, to Ethiopia 1957 as Belay Deress, to Italy 1959 as Vedetta (F 597), struck 1977
PCE 1617 Sao Nicolau (P 589) Normandie France 400 175 7-Jun-55 To Portugal, struck
PCE 1618 UW 12 Dubigeon France 400 175 12-Mar-57 To Germany, to Tunisia 1970 as Sakiet Sidi Youssef (P 313), scrapped 1988
PCE 1619 Albatros (F 543) Castellamare Italy 800 250 1-Jun-55 To Italy, struck 1989
PCE 1620 Alcione (F 544) Castellamare Italy 800 250 23-Oct-55 To Italy, struck 1991
PCE 1621 Airone (F 545) Castellamare Italy 800 250 29-Dec-55 To Italy, struck 1991
PCE 1622 Bellona (F 344) Castellamare Italy 800 250 31-Jan-57 To Denmark, struck 1981
PCE 1623 Diana (F 345) Tirreno Italy 800 250 30-Jul-55 To Denmark, struck 1974
PCE 1624 Flora (F 346) Tirreno Italy 800 250 28-Aug-56 To Denmark, struck 1979
PCE 1625 Triton (F 347) Taranto Italy 800 250 10-Aug-55 To Denmark, struck 1981
PCE 1626 Lynx (P 801) Breda Marghera Italy 800 250 2-Oct-56 To the Netherlands, to Italy 1961 as Aquila (F 542), struck 1991
PCE 1627 Balder (P 802) Willemsoord Netherlands 169 119 6-Aug-54 To the Netherlands, scrapped 1985
PCE 1628 Bulgia (P 803) Willemsoord Netherlands 169 119 9-Aug-54 To the Netherlands, training ship 1986
PCE 1629 Freyr (P 804) Willemsoord Netherlands 169 119 1-Dec-54 To the Netherlands, struck 1986
PCE 1630 Hadda (P 805) Willemsoord Netherlands 169 119 3-Feb-55 To the Netherlands, struck 1986
PCE 1631 Hefring (P 806) Willemsoord Netherlands 169 119 23-Mar-55 To the Netherlands, struck 1985
PCE 1632 SC 31 South Coast Newport Beach CA 169 119 1-Mar-55 To Thailand, scrapped 1973
PCE 1633 SC 32 South Coast Newport Beach CA 169 119 29-Apr-55 To Thailand, scrapped 1973
PCE 1634 SC 33 South Coast Newport Beach CA 169 119 27-May-55 To Thailand, scrapped 1962
PCE 1635 Brava (P 590) Viana do Castelo Portugal 366 170 27-Dec-56 To Portugal, disposition unknown
PCE 1636 Fago (P 591) Viana do Castelo Portugal 366 170 11-Apr-57 To Portugal, disposition unknown
PCE 1637 Boavista (P 592) Viana do Castelo Portugal 366 170 17-May-57 To Portugal, disposition unknown
PCE 1638 Sultanhisar (P 111) Gunderson Portland OR 280 175 9-May-64 To Turkey, decommissioned 2002
PCE 1639 Demirhisar (P 112) Gunderson Portland OR 280 175 17-Mar-65 To Turkey, decommissioned 2000
PCE 1640 Yarhisar (P 113) Gunderson Portland OR 280 175 27-Aug-64 To Turkey, museum 2005
PCE 1641 Akhisar (P 114) Gunderson Portland OR 280 175 29-Oct-64 To Turkey, decommissioned 2005
PCE 1642 Sivrihisar (P 115) Gunderson Portland OR 280 175 19-May-65 To Turkey, decommissioned 2000
PCE 1643 Kochisar (P 116) Golcuk NSY Turkey 280 175 Jul-65 To Turkey, active
PCE 1644 Peder Skram (F 352) Helsingor Denmark 2,425 370 30-Jun-66 To Denmark, struck 1990, now museum in Copenhagen
PCE 1645 Herluf Trolle (F 353) Helsingor Denmark 2,425 370 16-Apr-67 To Denmark, scrapped 1995
PCE 1646 Papudo (P 37) ASMAR Chile 280 175 27-Nov-71 To Chile, struck 1993
PCE 1647 Pisagua (P 38) ASMAR Chile 280 175   To Chile, cancelled
Hydrofoil Craft
PCH 1 High Point Martinac/Boeing Tacoma WA 110 115 15-Aug-63 To Boeing 1985, sold 1991
PGEH 1 Plainview Lockheed Seattle WA 310 220 3-Mar-69 Scrapped 1979
PGH 1 Flagstaff Grumman Stuart FL 67 82 9-Jan-68 To USCG 1974 as WPBH 1, scrapped 1978
PGH 2 Tucumcari Boeing Renton WA 57 80 15-Jul-67 Wrecked 1972
    SES-100A Aerojet-General  Jacksonville FL 100 80 1975 Prototype
    SES-100B Bell Aerospace New Orleans LA 100 80 1975 Prototype
PHM 1 Pegasus Boeing Renton WA 178 133 9-Jul-77 Scrapped 1996
PHM 2 Hercules Boeing Renton WA 178 133 13-Mar-83 Scrapped 1996
PHM 3 Taurus Boeing Renton WA 178 133 7-Oct-81 Scrapped 1996
PHM 4 Aquila Boeing Renton WA 178 133 19-Dec-81 Scrapped 1996
PHM 5 Aries Boeing Renton WA 178 133 18-Sep-82 Scrapped 1996
PHM 6 Gemini Boeing Renton WA 178 133 13-Mar-83 Scrapped 1996
Coastal Patrol Ships
PC  1 Cyclone  Bollinger  Lockport LA 328 170 7-Aug-93 To USCG 2000, to the Philippines 2004 as General Mariano Alvares (PS 38)
PC  2 Tempest  Bollinger  Lockport LA 328 170 21-Aug-93 To USCG 2005 as WPC 2, returned 2008
PC  3 Hurricane  Bollinger  Lockport LA 328 170 15-Oct-93 Active
PC  4 Monsoon  Bollinger  Lockport LA 328 170 22-Jan-94 To USCG 2004 as WPC 4, returned 2008
PC  5 Typhoon  Bollinger  Lockport LA 328 170 12-Feb-94 Active
PC  6 Scirocco  Bollinger  Lockport LA 328 170 11-Jun-94 Active
PC  7 Squall  Bollinger  Lockport LA 328 170 4-Jul-94 Active
PC  8 Zephyr  Bollinger  Lockport LA 328 170 15-Oct-94 To USCG 2004 as WPC 8, returned 2011
PC  9 Chinook  Bollinger  Lockport LA 328 170 26-Jan-95 Active
PC  10 Firebolt Bollinger  Lockport LA 328 170 10-Jun-95 Active
PC  11 Whirlwind Bollinger  Lockport LA 328 170 1-Jul-95 Active
PC  12 Thunderbolt Bollinger  Lockport LA 328 170 7-Oct-95 To USCG 1998 as WPC 12, returned 1998
PC 13 Shamal Bollinger  Lockport LA 328 170 27-Jan-96 To USCG 2004 as WPC 13, returned 2011
PC  14 Tornado  Bollinger  Lockport LA 328 170 30-Apr-00 To USCG 2004 as WPC 14, returned 2011