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Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Zebra - Baker

PC-493 served the Navies of the United States and Thailand.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down, 9 August 1941 at the Dravo Corp., Neville Island, Pittsburgh, PA; Launched, 24 January 1942; Commissioned 28 May 1942 at New Orleans, LA; Decommissioned in September 1945 at Subic Bay, Philippines; Transferred to the Foreign Liquidation Commission, 10 May 1947 and sold to Thailand; Lost in a typhoon at Manila Bay shortly after purchase in May 1947; Stripped and abandoned.

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 projectiles, and two depth charge tracks; Propulsion two 2,880bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 6670 and 6671), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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PC-493 46k Launching, 24 January 1942 at Dravo Corp., Neville Island, Pittsburgh, PA.
USN Photo 119-N-27662.
Bob Daly/PC-1181
PC-493 23k Photo taken from Carnelian (PY-19) by Albert Clark, RM1, USN Al Clark

There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-493
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"PC Patrol Craft of World War II"
by William J. Veigele, Ph.D, USNR, Ret. PC-793

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