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PC-494



Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Able - Tare

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down, 9 August 1941 by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island, Pittsburgh, PA; Launched, 24 January 1942; Commissioned 23 May 1942; Decommissioned, 15 January 1946 at Subic Bay, Philippines; Transferred to the Foreign Liquidation Commission, 11 February 1948 and sold to Ty Engan. Fate unknown.

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. 6668 and 6669), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.


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