"PC" class Patrol Vessel
Individual Specifications
Name Pennant Builder Completed Fate
PC.74, a.k.a HMS Chatsgrove K29 a.k.a X85 Workman Clark ?/5/18 Scrapped 1948

During WW1, "P" class boat were fast, soastal escorts, to relieve destroyers of this burden.
A "PC" class boat was larger, oceanworthy, and disguised as a merchant vessel - a "Q" ship. To prevent class homogenuity, builders were given a free hand in the design, and the class appeared to be a motley collection of merchant vessels - but there was a sting in the tail;
PC.74 was the RN's sole remaining ship in 1939. Armament then consisted of a packing case on the forecastle concealing a 12pdr AA gun, a 4" gun was hidden in a deck house aft, and Lewis guns on dummy bridge wings, and a 2pdr AA gun was concealed in a well on the quarterdeck.
Soon after, the 4" was replaced by a 12pdr, a 20mm and a further pair of Lewis guns were added.
She ended her days as a target tug for HMS Manners - a damged destroyer used as the target.

Length 247' Beam 26.5' Draught 10.25'
Displacement 610 tons, 780 full


Performance & Propulsion
Propulsion 2 x White-Foster water ttube boilers, 2 x Parsons geared steam turbines @ 3500 shp Speed 20 knots


Armament & Complement
Complement 99 officers & ratings
Early war
  • Gun
    • 1 x 1 x 4" AA
    • 1 x 1 x 12pdr AA
    • 2 x 2 x 0.303" MG AA
Later war
  • Gun
    • 2 x 1 x 12pdr AA
    • 1 x 1 x 2pdr pom-pom AA
    • 1 x 1 x 20mm Oerlikon AA
    • 3 x 2 x 0.303" MG AA
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