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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
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PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 26 November 1942 at Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OregonLaunched 31 December 1942Commissioned USS PC-782, 19 July 1943Placed in service as a Naval Reserve training vessel in July 1946 in the 9th Naval District (Great Lakes at Duluth, MN)Decommissioned in October 1949 and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk Group, Norfolk, VANamed Glenolden 15 February 1956Struck from the Naval Register 1 April 1959Sold for scrap 14 September 1959 to Hughes Brothers Inc. of New York, NY.
Specifications:Displacement 450 t.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, five 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, and two depth charge tracksPropulsion: Two 1,440bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 7025 and 7026), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
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