Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Naval History Division • Washington

USS PC-802

(PC-802: dp. 280; l. 173'8"; b. 23'; dr. 10'10"; s. 18 k.; cpl. 65; a. 1 3"/50; cl. PC-461)

USS PC-802, a 173-foot submarine chaser laid down at Portland, Oregon on14 August 1943 by the Commercial Iron Works; launched 25 September; and was commissioned 6 January 1945.

She served along the U.S. Pacific coast during the remainder of World War II. In August 1945, following assignment to the Pacific Fleet's Amphibious Force, she was reclassified PC(C)-802. The ship was decommissioned in April 1946 and stricken from the Navy List later in the year. Transferred to the Republic of Korea in early 1950 and renamed Sam Kak San (Korean Navy # PC-703), she remained in Korean Navy service until 1960.

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