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Welch (PC 817)
ex-PC-817



Call sign:
November - Xray - Hotel - Golf


PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down, 8 January 1943 at Albina Engine & Machinery Works, Portland, Oregon; Launched, 4 March 1943; Commissioned USS PC-817, 13 July 1943; Decommissioned, 11 July 1946 at Toledo, Ohio and placed in service as a naval reserve training vessel; Placed out of service at Philadelphia, PA.; Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk Group, Norfolk, VA.; Named Welch 15 February 1956; Struck from the Navy Register 1 April 1959 and sold for scrap.

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 single 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two depth charge projectors, two depth charge tracks, two rocket launchers; Propulsion two 2,880bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 6991 and 6992), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.


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PC-817 123k . Katy Lanphier
Daughter of Lt(jg) Basil T. Lanphier, USN
Commanding Officer of PC-817 in 1945
PC-817 93k . Katy Lanphier
Daughter of Lt(jg) Basil T. Lanphier, USN
Commanding Officer of PC-817 in 1945
PC-817 338k . Katy Lanphier
Daughter of Lt(jg) Basil T. Lanphier, USN
Commanding Officer of PC-817 in 1945

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