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Chocura (IX 206)
ex-PC-1124



Call sign:
Nan - George - Nan - Sugar

Sunk in October 1945

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • The second Chocura was laid down 4 August 1942 as PC-1124 by the Defoe Shipbuilding Corp., Bay City, MI
  • Launched 1 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1124, 24 May 1943
  • Heavily damaged on 24 November 1944 by Japanese dive bombers off Leyte, Philippines at 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, and two depth charge projectors (mousetrap)
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp 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

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