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Carmi (PC 466)

Call sign:
Nan - Able - Tare - King

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 1 September 1941 by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Launched 29 April 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-466, 3 June 1942
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCC-466, 20 August 1945
  • Present in Tokyo Bay during Japanese surrender ceremony in September 1945
  • Decommissioned 1 March 1947 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Reclassified PC-466, 27 October 1955
  • Named Carmi 1 February 1956
  • Sold for scrap in 1960.


  • Displacement 280 t.(lt), 450 t.(fl)
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20.2 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 832271 and 832272), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS PC-466
    Carmi 89k Line drawing by A. D. Baker, III from U. S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman Robert Hurst
    Carmi 193k
    Carmi 108k Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1977
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 85151
    Mike Green
    Carmi 82k c. 1942
    Painted in Camouflage Measure 12 (Modified)
    National Archives photo 80-G-K-425
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Carmi 42k c. 1944
    Print in Russian book about Russian subchasers 122 class for comparison
    Waldemar Kaczmarczyk
    Carmi 63k
    Carmi 35k
    USS PCC-466
    Carmi 43k . Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WWII
    Carmi 19k

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG D. T. Cook, USNR1945
    02LTJG Thomas C. Conway, USNR1 March 1947
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for Carmi (PC-466)
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