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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), Westinhouse 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 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
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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