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Greencastle (PC 1119)
ex-PC-1119



Call sign:
November - Golf - Mike - Oscar

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 12 June 1942 at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Michigan
  • Launched 11 August 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1119, 15 December 1942 at New Orleans, LA
  • Decommissioned 9 January 1947 at Green Cove Springs, Florida and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
  • Named Greencastle 15 February 1956
  • Sold for scrap 1 July 1958 to Boston Metals Co. of Baltimore, Maryland.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 295 t.(lt), 450 t.(fl)
  • 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;, three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Greencastle 101k Crew photo Valerie Loop
    Daughter-in-law of crew member Dewey G. Loop

    View the Greencastle (PC-1119)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Search and Rescue
    The search for survivors after the Battle of Samar, 25 October 1944

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    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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