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Anoka (PC 571)
ex-PC-571



Call sign:
November - Echo - Bravo - Sierra

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 27 September 1941 at Albina Engine and Machine Works Inc., Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 12 February 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-571, 22 May 1942 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Decommissioned 15 November 1946 at Astoria, Oregon and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Tongue Point Group
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Named Anoka 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 November 1957
  • Sold for scrap 9 May 1960 to Tidewater Shaver Barge Line of Portland.

    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 single 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. 832231 and 832232), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    Albina Works 504k 28 April 1942
    Albina Engine and Machinery Works
    Ships identified by George Murray
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Anoka 203k 13 January 1943
    The ice-encrusted PC-571 on its journey through arctic waters to Kodiak, Alaska. She was reporting to the Alaskan sector of the Northwestern Sea Frontier after operating in the Port Angeles-Seattle area of Washington state
    Photo courtesy of the National Naval Aviation Museum
    Bill Gonyo
    Anoka 241k 13 January 1943
    The ice-encrusted PC-571 on its journey through arctic waters to Kodiak, Alaska. She was reporting to the Alaskan sector of the Northwestern Sea Frontier after operating in the Port Angeles-Seattle area of Washington state
    U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum photos No. 1965.006.009.006 and 1965.006.009.007
    Mike Green
    Anoka 135k

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