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Chocura (IX 206)

Call sign:
Nan - George - Nan - Sugar

Sunk in October 1945

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down 4 August 1942 by the Defoe Shipbuilding Corp., Bay City, MI; Launched 1 October 1942; Commissioned USS PC-1124, 24 May 1943. Heavy damaged on 24 November 1944 by Japanese dive bombers off Leyte, Philippines in position 10 50' N, 125 25' E. Named and reclassified as an Unclassified Miscellaneous Auxiliary, Chocura (IX 206), 20 February 1945 and used as a barracks ship; Hulk sunk in October 1945 off Manus, Admiralty Islands.

Specifications: Displacement 280 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, five 20mm guns, two depth charge projectors (K-guns), two depth charge tracks, two depth charge projectors (mousetrap); Propulsion two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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PC-1124 36k PC-1124 after enemy bombing attack Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WWII
PC-1124 67k c. 1945.
In dry dock at Manus, Admiralty Islands.
Bob Daly/PC-1181

There is no DANFS history available for PC-1124
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Patrol Craft Sailors Association
"PC Patrol Craft of World War II"
by William J. Veigele, Ph.D., USNR, Ret. PC-793

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