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PC-600



Call sign:
Nan - Able - Xray - Love


PC-600 served the Navies of the United States and South Korea

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 28 February 1942 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, New York, NY
  • Launched 9 May 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-600, 18 August 1942
  • Decommissioned in January 1947 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Transferred to South Korea 21 January 1952 and named Myo Hyang San (PC 706)
  • Scrapped by South Korea in 1968.

    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 projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 832353 and 832354) , Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PC-600 42k Robert Hurst
    PC-600 150k Off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, 28 February 1944
    Courtesy of Ted Stone, 1977
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 86361
    Mike Green
    PC-600 99k c. 1945. Flying her "Homeward Bound" (commissioning) pennant. Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-600 70k Bow view of PC-600 departing Mare Island on 21 January 1946 on post repair trials. She was in overhaul at the yard from 2 - 30 January 1946. Darryl L. Baker
    PC-600 91k 45 degree off centerline view of PC-600 departing Mare Island on 21 January 1946 on post repair trials.
    PC-600 88k 135 degree off centerline view of PC-600 departing Mare Island on 21 January 1946 on post repair trials.
    PC-600 79k Stern view of PC-600 departing Mare Island on 21 January 1946 on post repair trials.
    PC-600 280k Bow view of PC-600 at Mare Island on 22 January 1946. Circle indicate areas that the shipyard modified during the overhaul 2 - 30 January 1946. PC to the right is not known.
    PC-600 183k Stern view of PC-600 at Mare Island on 22 January 1946.
    PC-600 544k 22 January 1946
    Mare Island, CA
    Photo from U.S. Small Combatants: An Illustrated Design History, by Norman Friedman
    Original photos: Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WWII
    Replacement photos: Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-600
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