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(PC-1193: dp. 348; 1. 174'9", b. 23'; dr. 7'6"; s. 20.2 k
epl. 65; a. 1 3", 1 40mm., 2 20mm., 2 dcp., 2 dct., 2 rkt.)

PC-1193, a steel-hulled submarine chaser, was laid down 30 June 1942 by Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, N.Y.; launched 29 August 1942; and commissioned at the New York Navy Yard 21 January 1943, Lt. Marion L. Bohgren in command.

Assigned to Service Squadron 1, Service Force, Atlantic,PC-l193 departed New York 13 February 1943 for the Submarine Chaser Training Center, Miami Fla., arriving on the 26th. Following 2 weeks of training she commenced extensive patrol operations out of her homeport, Miami, on 17 April 1943.

Through the end of hostilities PC-119S provided extensive patrol and escort services out of Miami, with periodic calls at Charleston, S.C., for availability. Returning to New York 10 December 1945, she was tentatively scheduled for disposal. However, she departed New York 16 November 1946 and cruised via Cape Cod Canal, Halifax, Nova Seotia, and Quebec, and then commenced patrol duty on the waters of Lake Ontario.

PC-119S decommissioned at Boston 2 March 1950, and was placed in reserve there. Named Ridway on 1 February 1956, she was sold to Hughes Brothers, Inc., 16 September 1959.