Allied Warships

Patrol crafts

The Eagle class patrol craft USS PE-56 (PE-56) of the US Navy. She was lost on 23 Apr 1945.

All Patrol craft classes

The list is divided by navy, then ordered by commissioned date of each class (oldest first).


Royal Navy

 PC (1)1918 - 1918

US Navy

 Eagle (8)1919 - 1919
 Prototypes (2)1940 - 1943
 PC-461 (332)1941 - 1945
 PCS-1376 (58)1943 - 1945
 Patrol Craft Escort (48)1943 - 1945

6 ship classes.

Please note that we list the classes by navies that initiated/owned the class. Often vessels of certain classes were then built for other nations (or lent), those ships are not visible here but only through the navies pages or by looking into each class.

War losses: Patrol crafts



Royal Indian Navy23 Jun 1940HMIS Pathan (K 26)PC 


US Navy4 Jun 1943USS PC-496 (PC-496)PC-461 


US Navy9 May 1944USS PC-558 (PC-558)PC-461 
US Navy6 Jun 1944USS PC-1261 (PC-1261)PC-461 


US Navy31 Jan 1945USS PC-1129 (PC-1129)PC-461 
US Navy8 Apr 1945USS PGM-18 (PGM-18)PC-461 
US Navy23 Apr 1945USS PE-56 (PE-56)Eagle 

7 Patrol crafts lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

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PC Patrol Craft of World War II

Veigele, William

Books dealing with this subject include:

PC Patrol Craft of World War II, Veigele, William, 1998

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