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Manville (PC 581)

Call sign:
November - Uniform - November - Bravo

Manville served the Navies of the United States and Indonesia.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 12 February 1942 at Albina Engine and Machine Works Inc., Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 8 July 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-581, 9 October 1942
  • Named Manville 15 February 1956
  • Decommissioned 27 March 1959 at Green Cove Springs, Florida and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
  • Transferred to Indonesia 24 March 1960 and renamed Torani (PC 318)
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 April 1960
  • Placed in reserve in 1979
  • Decommissioned in the 1990s
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 450 t.
  • 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 Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 832363 and 832366), Westinghouse simgle reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    Albina Works 504k 28 April 1942
    Albina Engine & Machinery Works
    Bob Daly/PC-1181 - Ships identified by George Murray
    USS PC-581
    PC-581 43k Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1079 82k PC-485, PC-1079, PC-581 and PC-1078 in the Hawaiian Islands. Photo was "censored" in the area where radar antennas would be Lawrence Crosley
    PC-581 149k 13 July 1945
    Approaches a damaged PBM off Saipan to remove its crew
    National Archives photos 80-G-338013, 80-G-338017 and 80-G-338023
    Mike Green
    PC-581 142k
    PC-581 125k
    PC-581 110k PC-581 alongside the Long Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island, just before she got underway to greet the ships of Escort Destroyer Division Sixty-One as they returned from a deployment to the Korean War zone on 14 March 1951. "CortDesDiv61", an Atlantic Fleet unit, had left Newport on 5 July 1950, and subsequently deployed to Korea via the Mediterranean Sea and the Suez Canal. It returned to Newport via the Panama Canal, thus circumnavigating the Earth. The Division's ships were USS Fred T. Berry
    , the Division Flagship, USS Norris (DDE-859), USS McCaffery (DDE-860) and USS Keppler (DDE-765)
    Official U.S. Navy Photograph from the "All Hands" collection at the Naval Historical Center
    U. S. Navy Photo NH 97031
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Manville (PC 581)
    PC-581 182k At New York City, 20 May 1956
    Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1977
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85412
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    PC-581 228k At Newport, Rhode Island, 15 June 1957
    Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1977
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85413

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Mark E. Deanett, USN9 October 1942
    02LT S. A. Bayless, USNR1945
    03LT John V. Peters, USN - Retired as Captain1948 - 1950
    04LT Harry Reichert Graf, USN - Merchant Marine Academy Class of 19501955 - 1957
    ??LT Gordon R. Nagler, USN - Awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, two Legions of Merit , the Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service Medal
    Retired as Captain
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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