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Cordele (PC 1125)
ex-PCC-1125
ex-PC-1125



Call sign:
Nan - George - Oboe - Charlie

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 20 August 1942 by the Defoe Ship Building Corp., Bay City, MI
  • Launched 15 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1125, 26 May 1943
  • Reclassified PCC-1125 20 August 1945
  • Decommissioned in January 1947 and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs, FL
  • Named Cordele 15 February 1956
  • Fate unknown.

    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 (Serial No. 10838 and 10841), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Cordele 236k Photo enhanced by Tom Kermen E. J. Comeau
    PC 553/1228
    Cordele 961k . Bob Daly/PC-1181

    Commanding Officers
    01LT W. T. Whitefield, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for Cordele (PC-1125)
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