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PC-810



Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Victor - Easy


PC-810 served the Navies of the United States and South Korea.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 30 October 1943 by the Commercial Iron Works, Portland, Oregon
  • Launched 11 December 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-810, 3 April 1945
  • Served in the eastern Pacific during the remainder of World War II and the first months of the post-war era
  • Decommissioned in February 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 May 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in July 1948
  • Transferred to the Republic of Korea in early 1950 and named Chiri San (PC-704)
  • Sunk by a mine in December 1951.

    Specifications:

  • 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, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    PC-810 119k Chiri San at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, 16 June 1950, loading deck cargo for her impending trans-Pacific voyage to Korea. Her sister ship Kum Kang San is at right. USS George A. Johnson (DE-583) is in the left center distance.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85498
    Naval Historical Center
    PC-810 87k Underway off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, 17 June 1950, following transfer to the South Korean Navy.
    U.S. Navy photos NH 85490 and NH 85491
    PC-810 86k
    PC-810 99k Bow-on view, taken off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, on 17 June 1950, following transfer to the South Korean Navy
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85492
    PC-810 86k Stern view, taken off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, on 17 June 1950, following transfer to the South Korean Navy
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85493

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-810
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