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USS PC-1168
Career (United States)
Name: USS PC-1168
Builder: Sullivan Dry Dock and Repair Company, Brooklyn, NY
Laid down: 3 April 1943
Launched: 3 July 1943
Commissioned: 3 December 1943
Decommissioned: 19 May 1954
Fate: 19 May 1954, transferred to Republic of China Navy
Struck: 16 December 1970
Career (Republic of China)
Name: ROCS Ching Kiang (PC-116)
Acquired: 19 May 1954
Decommissioned: 16 December 1970
General characteristics
Class & type: PC-461-class submarine chaser
Displacement: 295 tons fully loaded
Length: 175 ft (53 m)
Beam: 23 ft (7.0 m)
Draft: 10 ft 10 in (3.30 m)
Propulsion: 2 × General Motors 16-278A diesel engines (Serial No. 14240 and 14241), two shafts.
Speed: 20 knots
Complement: 59
Armament: 1 × 3/50 inch gun,
1 × 40 mm gun,
3 × 20 mm guns,
2 × rocket launchers,
4 × depth charge projectiles,
2 × depth charge tracks

USS PC-1168 was a PC-461-class submarine chaser built for the United States Navy during World War II. PC-1168 is notable for being the ship on which the film You're in the Navy Now, which starred Gary Cooper, was filmed in 1950. The ship was later transferred to the Republic of China Navy, serving from 1954 to 1970 as ROCS Ching Kiang (PC-116).

Career[edit | edit source]

PC-1168 was laid down on 3 April 1943 at the Sullivan Dry Dock and Repair Company in Brooklyn, New York. She was launched on 3 July and commissioned 3 December 1943, one of 403 members of her class of 173-foot steel-hulled submarine chasers. These ships were of a flush-deck design similar to that of World War I "four-piper" destroyers, but were half the size and complement of their big sisters.

On 19 May 1954 she was decommissioned and transferred to the Republic of China as PC-116.

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