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Arcata (PC 601)

Call sign:
November - Uniform - Tango - Bravo

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 17 March 1942 at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NY
  • Launched 23 May 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-601, 1 September 1942
  • Decommissioned 27 July 1946 at Astoria, Oregon and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947
  • Named Arcata 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register in July 1960
  • Sold in April 1961
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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. 832277 and 832278), Westinhouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Commanding Officers
    01LT G. D. Tammers, USNR1 September 1942
    02LT C. T. Wilson, Jr., USNR1945
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