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PC-485



Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Roger - Jig


PC-485 served the Navies of the United States and South Korea

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 1 May 1941 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NY
  • Launched 20 December 1941
  • Commissioned USS PC-485, 23 April 1942
  • Decommissioned in January 1947 at Astoria, Oregon and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Transferred to South Korea in January 1952 and named ROK Han Ra San (PC 705)
  • Sunk in the inner harbor at Guam by Typhoon Karen in November 1962 along with the Philippine Navy ship RPS Negros Oriental (PS 26), ex-PC-1563
  • The vessels were sunk in water too deep for conventional salvage with the equipment they had at their disposal. The floating dry dock AFDL-21 was positioned over the wreck in fully raised position. Lifting slings were rigged
    and the dry dock flooded. The slings were tightened and the dock pumped out lifting the hulk off the bottom
  • It was towed to a shallow area and set on the bottom where it was floated and sold for scrap in 1964.

    Specifications:

  • 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. 832223 and 832224), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    USS PC-485
    PC-1079 82k PC-485, PC-1079, PC-581 and PC-1078 in the Hawaiian Islands. Photo was "censored" in the area where radar antennas would be. Lawrence Crosley
    ROK Han Ra San (PC 705)
    PC-485 218k Main deck of the Han Ra San about to break the surface. The salvage ships Bolster (ARS 38) and Reclaimer (ARS 42) are in the background. Bob Daly/PC-1181

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-485
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Booklet of General Plans
    from the Historic Naval Ships Association website
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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