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Patrol Boats (PB)


Photograph of Shimushu-class patrol boat

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This designation applies to Japanese boats designed for mass production and convoy escort duty, as well as a number of obsolete destroyers converted to patrol duty.

No U.S. ship was given this designation during the war. The PC-461s were considerably smaller than the Japanese patrol boats.

Japanese patrol boats

Etorofu class

Mikura class

Pa class

Shimushu class

Ukuru class



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