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Call sign:
Nan - Able - Uncle - Fox

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 2 October 1941 by the Defoe Boat and Motor Works, Bay City, Michigan
  • Launched 1 January 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-476, 18 March 1942 at New Orleans, LA
  • During World War II, PC-476 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater
  • Struck from the Navy Register 23 December 1947
  • Turned over to the Maritime Commission for disposal 1 July 1948
  • Sold for scrap 1 July 1948 to Dulien Steel Products Inc. of Los Angeles, CA.


  • Displacement 450 t.
  • 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 General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 6319 and 6320), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-476 118k c. 1942
    Refueling from USS Long Island (CVE-1) off the coast of Florida
    U.S. Navy photo
    Lannie G. Walker SM3,
    former crewmember

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG William Claire Meyer, USNR18 March 1942 - 1942
    03LTJG William Claire Meyer, USNRJuly 1942 - June 1943
    05LTJG Richard H. Eggreston, USN? - 1 June 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-476
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    A CD of gathered materials about PC-476 is available from Lannie G. Walker
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