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Catalog Number 2003.1.9
Object Name Print, Photographic
Title USS Fierce
Photographer Hanley, Clair N.
Description The U.S.S. PC (C) 1601 coming into an unidentified port. This ship was known to its crew as the P.I.B. (Pig Iron Bastard).

PC-1601 (USS Fierce)
PC-1568 class Submarine Chaser (ex Adroit class Minesweeper):
Displacement: 450 tons
Length: 173'8"
Beam: 23'
Draft: 11'7"
Speed: 17 knots
Armament: 1 3"/50, 1 40mm
Complement: 105
Alco diesel engine, twin screws, 1,440 shaft hp.
Built at Nashville Bridge and commissioned as AM-97 1943
Converted to Sub Chaser (PC-1601) 1944
Date 1945
Collection Hanley Family Collection
Search Terms World War II
Hanley Family
Subjects World War II
Naval warfare