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Coordinates: 40°43′24″N 29°50′07″E / 40.7233512°N 29.8351845°E / 40.7233512; 29.8351845

USS PC-1640
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TCG Yarhisar underway on 25 May 2007.
Career (United States)
Name: PC-1640
Builder: Gunderson Brothers Engineering Corp., Portland
Laid down: 11 March 1963
Launched: 14 May 1964
Commissioned: 27 August 1964
Decommissioned: 18 July 1965
Fate: Transferred to Turkish Navy, 18 July 1965
Career (Turkey)
Name: Yarhisar
Acquired: 18 July 1965
Commissioned: 18 July 1965
Decommissioned: 2005
Status: Museum ship at Yarhisar Naval Museum, Turkey
General characteristics
Class & type:
Displacement: 295 tons (full load)
Length: 175 ft (53 m)
Beam: 23 ft (7.0 m)
Draft: 10 ft 10 in (3.30 m)
  • 2 x 2,400hp ALCO 169X 10AT diesel engines
  • 2 shafts
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h)
Complement: 59

USS PC-1640 was an PC-1638-class submarine chaser in the United States Navy during the Cold War. She was transferred to the Turkish Navy as TCG Yarhisar (P 113) of the Hisar-class patrol boat.

Construction and commissioning

PC-1640 was laid down on 11 March 1963 at Gunderson Brothers Engineering Corps., Portland, Oregon. Launched on 14 May 1964 and commissioned on 27 August 1964.

On 18 July 1965, she was transferred to the Turkish Navy in San Diego and renamed TCG Yarhisar (P 113).

She was decommissioned in 2005.[1]

In 2006, beginning to serve as a museum ship, Turkey's first and only land placed warship museum title. The museum ship is open to visitors today on the coast of Gölcük district of Kocaeli.[2][3]


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