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PC-491



Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Xray - Jig

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 9 May 1941 by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Launched 6 December 1941
  • Commissioned 13 April 1942 at New Orleans, LA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 13 December 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in January 1948
  • Sold for scrap 13 February 1948 to T. Y. Fong
  • Departed Subic Bay Naval Base for the scrap yard 10 September 1949.

    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 Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 6662 and 6663), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-491 87k c. 1944
    In dry dock - probably Trinidad
    Bob Daly/PC-1181

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-491
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