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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
Beeville (PC 617)
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PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 29 March 1942 by George Lawley and Sons, Inc., Neponset, MALaunched 18 July 1942Commissioned USS PC-617, 28 August 1942 at the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MADecommissioned 16 August 1946 at Green Cove Springs, FL and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida GroupNaval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as January 1947Named Beeville 15 February 1956Struck from the Navy Register 5 September 1957Sold for scrap 5 August 1958 to Ships and Power, Inc. of Miami, FL.
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. 832369 and 832370), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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Off Normandy, France
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