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PC-616



Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Yoke - King


PC-616 served the Navies of the United States and Thailand

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 27 February 1942 by George Lawley and Sons, Inc., Neponset, MA
  • Launched 4 July 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-616, 19 August 1942
  • Decommissioned in January 1947 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Transferred to Thailand in 1952 and named HTMS Tongpliu (PC 6)
  • Decommissioned 1 April 1994
  • Fate unknown.

    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 Mk20 Mousetrap rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors, two Mk32 MOD 3 single tube anti-submarine torpedos and two
    depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 diesel engines (Serial No. 832362 and 832365), Westinhouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PC-616 94k Launching Bob Daly/PC-1181

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG C. W. Harris, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-616
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