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PCC-549
ex-PC-549



Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Roger - Able

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 1 May 1942 by the Defoe Boat and Motor Works, Bay City, MI
  • Launched 6 June 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-549, 2 August 1942
  • Reclassified as a Control Submarine Chaser, PCC-549, 20 August 1945
  • During World War II, PCC-549 was assigned to the Caribbean Sea Frontier and the Asiatic-Pacific theaters and participated in the following operations:
    Capture and occupation of Guam, 21 July - 5 August 1944
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 6 - 10 August 1944, and
    Navy occupation service, 2 September - 20 November 1945
  • Decommissioned in January 1946 at Long Beach, CA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 April 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 23 April 1948 for disposal and scrapped.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 295 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 General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 7771 and 7772), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG R. A. Brackett, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for PC-549
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