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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive
Placerville (PC 1087)
November - Foxtrot - Tango - Bravo
Placerville served the Navies of the United States and the Republic of China.
PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:Laid down 12 April 1943 at George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MassachusettsLaunched 21 August 1943Commissioned USS PC-1087, 22 May 1944 at Quincy, MassachusettsDecommissioned 20 February 1947 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OregonNaval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as December 1947Named Placerville 15 February 1956Transferred 16 July 1957 to Taiwan on loan under the Military Assistance Program and renamed Tung Kiang (PC-119)Struck from the Naval Register 15 April 1976Sold outright to Taiwan 1 May 1976Fate unknown.
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 General Motors 16-278A diesel engines (Serial No. 14240 and 14241), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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