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Gallipolis (PC 778)

Call sign:
November - Xray - Delta - Alpha

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 September 1942 at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 26 November 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-778, 30 April 1943
  • Placed in service as a Naval Reserve training vessel in July 1946 in the 9th Naval District (Great Lakes)
  • Decommissioned in October 1949 at Norfolk, VA and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk Group
  • Named Gallipolis 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 April 1959
  • Sold for scrap 15 September 1959 to Hughes Brothers, Inc.


  • Displacement 450 t.
  • 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, five 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 7001 and 7002), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    Gallipolis 52k c. 1945
    Robert Oft
    via Don Oft
    PC-778 58k c. 1945
    Adak, Alaska
    Harry Wilson, GM2, USN
    via Allan M. Wilson
    PC-778 45k c. 1945
    (Right to left): PC-818, PC-786, PC-778, PC-788, PC-819, and an unknown PC at Adak, Alaska.
    PC-778 40k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

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