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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
Arcata (PC 601)
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PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 17 March 1942 at Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NYLaunched 23 May 1942Commissioned USS PC-601, 1 September 1942Decommissioned 27 July 1946 at Astoria, Oregon and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River GroupNaval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947Named Arcata 15 February 1956Struck from the Navy Register in July 1960Sold in April 1961Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 280 t.(lt), 450 t.(fl)Length 173' 8"Beam 23'Draft 10' 10"Speed 20.2 kts.Complement 65Armament: 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 tracksPropulsion: 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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|01||LT G. D. Tammers, USNR||1 September 1942|
|02||LT C. T. Wilson, Jr., USNR||1945|
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